In Case You've Wondered

My blog is where my wandering thoughts are interspersed with stuff I made up. So, if while reading you find yourself confused about the context, don't feel alone. I get confused, too.

If you're here for the stories, I started another blog:

One other thing: sometimes I write words you refuse to use in front of children, or polite company, unless you have a flat tire, or hit your thumb with a hammer.

I don't use them to offend; I use them to embellish.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Lonely Call

This morning, the twilight revealed a raft of mackerel clouds, with a pale moon behind. The light wind from the North was chilling as it drifted across the local lake.

As the day progressed, clouds thickened from the Southwest; and this evening, the clouds were heavy, with rain on the way.

I stepped outside a few minutes ago to observe the early night. The clouds are low, and the night is still.

Overhead, I heard the honk of a solitary goose calling to a lost flock. The call was frantic, and I listened until it faded in the distance.

This a first for me. I've heard geese in the night; numerous calls as they flew overhead. It was saddening, and sobering to hear the forlorn call from the single goose.  I can only hope it finally finds the flock it lost in its travels.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Merry Christmas!

I'll be away from the computer, so I'm wishing all that find my little corner of the Internet a very Merry Christmas. May all find a peace never felt before, and enjoy a day of contentment.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Happy Holidays?

When I hear "Happy Holidays", the first thing that crosses my mind is "What holidays?"

Should I be buying eggs, and dyeing them different colors? Or, getting out the pit, buying some brisket, and stocking up on fireworks? Is it time to buy a turkey, make pumpkin pies, and celebrate the first feast of the Pilgrims?

It's Christmas. It's the Christian celebration of the birth of Christ, with families coming together, with friends, the exchange of gifts, and perpetuating the belief of a fat man climbing down the chimney to bring gifts.

So, if you're offended by "Merry Christmas", go soak your head; take a long walk on a short pier; take too many sleeping pills, or just jump from a tall bridge. Christmas is about peace, charity, and good will to all - except those so willing to politically destroy the holiday. Even if you're not Christian, relish the pure love that Christmas demands, and take a break from being an asshole.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Different Weather

Last week was warm. High temperatures were in the eighties, and lows in the upper sixties. The weekend brought clouds, and an eventual cold front. By yesterday evening, it was still raining, the temperature fell to the low fifties, and the forecast called for what we had today, but it didn't follow the usual progression of weather.

Today, the morning started with clear skies, and temperatures in the upper fifties and low sixties. This afternoon, it was still clear, and the temperatures were in the middle seventies. Unlike the usual cold day following a cold front, it was though it washed out, the sky cleared, and warm temperatures returned.

The forecast for the middle of the week calls for rain, another front, and temperatures more like December. We'll see. Up to now, it's been a little strange, and I won't be surprised if this continues.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Busy, and It Always Busy

Being busy had its advantages, but it doesn't leave much time for writing.


Thursday, December 3, 2015


I was reading a news story; and I found one of those teaser ads at the bottom stating there are 24 celebrities married to each other, and I didn't have a clue on who they were.

I'll remain ignorant on this subject. I think it's because I don't care.