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


Do You See What I See?

“Attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator. It asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that.” ~ Alexandra Horowitx, On Looking Reno, Nevada 2017 - Brick Buildings I am working on one of the common Coronavirus projects I saw so many people doing when I was in Roanoke, Virginia during … Continue reading Do You See What I See?

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

A Set of Lies Agreed Upon

“If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” ~ Pearl S. Buck Last Saturday we set out on an adventure. Our destination was the Poplar Forest where Thomas Jefferson built a vacation retreat and plantation. I knew the house tours were canceled due to coronavirus restrictions, but we could still drive through … Continue reading A Set of Lies Agreed Upon

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