In some cultures, a praying mantis is a sign that angels are watching over you.
At college dropoffs, dads cry worse than moms. Probably because we’re more in touch with our feelings.
Happy birthday, New Orleans, located in a delightful location, at the bottom of the nation's drainpipe, the Mississippi River. France sort of settled it, if settled is the right word. To populate it originally, France sent prisoners slaves and servants. Surrounded by hostile Native Americans and peppered by mosquitoes, they nearly revolted. To calm them, … Continue reading New Orleans
Think cool thoughts. Think Christmas. Flip the pillow to the cool side and think of sleds.
The waves are white and snowy cold – they glow in the late sun like moonlit sheep.
Just as our plight seems endless, fall winks at us I got a carton of eggs for a buck the other day. Ponder that a moment. I mean, how do chickens do that, squeeze out a dozen eggs at those prices, when I can barely afford a car? They weren’t jumbo, but they were really … Continue reading Wistful, Hazy Pleasures
My niece fit in well in Los Angeles, where the gold dust in the sunlight matched her mane.
Most all my friends have this quality – the ability to grumble with charm -- and now I’m seeing it in my kids.
Smartacus and I are finally back, thank gawd, with lots of photos and suitcases full of t-shirts stiff and fragrant. Like snap dragons.
L.A. has none of the qualities a guy like me needs: affordable housing, decent diners, bait shops and old bookstores with ratty couches.