Inspiration

My next door neighbor rented a humungous – and very loud – wood chipper to deal with a tree that came down in our high winds a couple of weeks ago.

They started the sucker shortly after 7 AM this morning. At 10 AM they are still going strong. At least it’s pouring out. And cold.

I    [Continue reading]

write what you know, sort of

Damn it, I’ve been trying like crazy to work this picture into a decent blog post, but nothing I write seems worthy of it.

I will say that I DID NOT! SHOOT Pig, but you probably already know that. I never even saw Pig. I stopped the car to take a picture of  a horse. This    [Continue reading]

Toilet paper and beer

Yikes. Not only is Hurricane Irene projected to become a Category 3 or 4, at this point it’s projected to make landfall along the southeastern North Carolina coast on Saturday.

Uh.

That’s where I live, folks. Of course, during Irene’s touch-down I’m supposed to be on Cape Cod at my college girlfriends’ reunion, which has been in    [Continue reading]

Trout fishing (or mebbe catfish) in America

The Man and I recently got back from our spring road trip. We had our usual quirky time – we like back roads and waterfalls and dams and fish hatcheries and of course we met enough characters to people a couple of novels (I hope).

When you and the guy walking across the top of    [Continue reading]