Overcast, 38º, N 8mph, wind chill 30º

Lately, when I’m writing, I go for a walk around the block about once an hour. They say that’s enough to offset the negative effects of sitting at a computer. I’m not sure that’s true, but it’s good for my soul to be outside, feeling, hearing, and smelling the natural world – and breathing inContinue reading “Overcast, 38º, N 8mph, wind chill 30º”

2020: A Year That Reminds Me – We’re All In This Together

I have a feeling that 2020 is going to be one of those long-remembered years, like 2001 and 1968. Brilliant observation … I know. From the soap opera drama of our national government to the argument over masking, to the loss of many from the novel coronavirus, I want to scream at the top ofContinue reading “2020: A Year That Reminds Me – We’re All In This Together”

The Invisible Cloud

Just inside the glass doors of the grocery store, I happened to glance up at the security mirror and I saw a scary-looking, gray-haired man in a faded orange tee-shirt, tan pants and work boots wearing a brown face mask. Immediately the thought popped into my head — That old man’s gonna rob the store!Continue reading “The Invisible Cloud”


SET-UP — Here in South Louisiana we have a lot of water. Many houses have ditches, 2 to 4 feet deep that run along beside the street and sometimes in between yards. If it weren’t for the ditches, everyone would have water in their living rooms. I was returning from an early morning run aContinue reading “FENCES OR BRIDGES?”


According to Merriam-Webster the COMMON MAN (PERSON) is defined as: “the undistinguished commoner lacking class or rank distinction or special attributes.” I don’t know about you, but all the people I know on a first name basis are commoners. They are kids, schoolteachers, nurses, parents, waitresses, engineers, retired people, social workers, writers, programmers, mechanics, librariansContinue reading “I’D RATHER BE COMMON THAN FAMOUS”