I have tried to stay away from making political comments here. (Readers "unfollow" every time I do.) But Prince Andrew. This is not about the disastrous interview on the BBC where the royal admitted to being "too honorable" but with no memory of abusing a child. I did not watch the interview. I cannot avoid [...]
In the satellite photo, there is an ancient white Volvo parked in the driveway and a waterbed tipped up on its edge where both have been for at least a decade. A surveyor was here the past few days, locating property lines and updating contours for the new owner of our neighbor's house. The sale [...]
My husband is one of those older men who have routines. One of Gary's involves our walks on the beach, another is burning debris. He generally goes out very early in the morning to burn junk mail, rose clippings, and other papers and wood trash he can't recycle—going to recycling is another of his [...]
We walk most every morning, usually for an hour or longer north or south or north and then south. We waved at Tammy when she came out n the sand. Gary spotted limpets. I often think through blog posts as I search the sand for plastic trash and pretty shells. I consider politics and friends [...]
Myth is scripture. Myth is wisdom. Myth is sacred story. Myth is magic and meaning. Myth defines and supports the goodness in us. It shows us a path, and as symbol—never underestimate symbols—myth is always true. Always. As a public high school English teacher I was very respectful in using the word "myth." I introduced [...]
We like being the first out, while the sand is still unmarked by dogs and people. Usually we find prints and recognize by position who they belong to. That's John out for his run because the bare feet make prints so close together. Larry drags a bit. Tammy walks close to the water. The tracks [...]
What are we doing here? The President has invited foreign powers to interfere in the US presidential election. Democrats want to impeach him for it. Or, as my husband says, "We've been interfering in their government; it's only fair that they should be allowed to interfere with ours." Of course, Gary is being facetious.