A Typical Day in Late Summer 2020

Roanoke, Virginia "Like a bird on a wire. Like a drunk in a midnight choir. I have tried in my way to be free." ~ Leonard Cohen I am still unemployed but we are okay. I opted for early social security a year ago and Rich has work, lots of work. Well-off second homeowners are … Continue reading A Typical Day in Late Summer 2020


Reflections on the 4th of July and Other Things

On the Fourth of July we went for a ride along dirt roads beyond the woods in our backyard. I guess you could say we were visiting the neighbors. The houses were far and few between. The small towns were quiet. We saw an occasional outdoor BBQ with no more than six or eight people … Continue reading Reflections on the 4th of July and Other Things

What’s Cooking at Your House?

We came to Roanoke to work for a friend and escape the long, slow end of winter in Vermont. It's our retirement plan. We know we are never going to really retire but if we can work and travel we're okay with that. For now. Until we get really old. But maybe by then I'll … Continue reading What’s Cooking at Your House?

Hello Old Friends – Coronavirus Stories

Hello. It's me. It's been so long since I've written a blog it's taken awhile to remember how this all works - how to download the photos, navigate the website, and even log in to my account. After getting lost a few times I eventually found my way and here I am. It was Orson … Continue reading Hello Old Friends – Coronavirus Stories

I’m Still Here

And I find myself attempting to write poetry. A VIEW FROM MY WINDOW It is raining outside my window. Climate scientists predict New England will be a tropical rain forest in the future. It’s not hard to imagine. Average rainfall in Vermont is 36.7 inches. Days w/ precipitation - 151. Fog enveloped many of our … Continue reading I’m Still Here