When It Rains

  I’m going to bet that when you read the title, “When It Rains,” you will think the next line is, “It Pours.” Thus concluding that today I am going to discuss the ins and outs of Murphy’s Law. But that isn’t the case. No I want to really talk abou … [Read more...]


  Beginnings are very exciting. Unless of course it is the beginning of the end. But I have skipped to the end. Let’s start at the beginning shall we?  Again, beginnings are very exciting. The beginning of life whenever you believe that is might just … [Read more...]

Have You Seen My Sunglasses

The sun drives me crazy. My skin comes from a long line of glow in the dark, light skinned, nearly see through Europeans. The kind of people that might have been used to light up the stage for Vaudeville players. Yes, that … [Read more...]

Eyes and Toenails

   A retiree has options for after lunch. One may be to go another round of golf. Another could be a bit of shopping and strolling down the avenue just window gazing. Of course on those rare occasions when the mood strikes maybe even a na … [Read more...]


  It’s that time of the year when everything turns green and grows with wild abandon. Gardens are planted in hopes of an autumn bounty. Flower beds are brought back to life with tender hands that will rip out last year’s growth like a child tearing in … [Read more...]

Tree Tops

 Maybe because I have lived in the desert for such a long, long time or maybe because of their majesty, I love trees. Okay I know that I am not supposed to equate the word and feeling of love with non-human things but I stand by my feelings. I love … [Read more...]


Poor August. It stands alone when it comes to some sort of holiday or celebration. I mean even June has summer solstice and April has the ever popular April Fool’s Day. But August?  Not so much as a recognized dead guy to celebrate. Not of course tha … [Read more...]

Advice-full Advisors

Will there ever be an age when we get to, or can, stop taking advice? Not the good kind of loving advice that is meant to make our lives easier by making our days smoother and safer. No. I want to address advice like say, how to clean a toilet. Okay … [Read more...]

Earth Without Art

 There were four of us on a very long road trip to Texas from Nevada. The second day we drove over 700 miles and were more than punchy when we pulled into a buffet restaurant in a small Texas town at around 7 p.m.  We gathered around the table wi … [Read more...]

The Smell of—Soap

Have you been to a soap store? Yes a soap store. Chances are that you have been. I was in one just last week. These alcoves of bubbles and smells are filled to the brim and shopped by some of the best sniffers around. Not just by ladies either. Big … [Read more...]