THE BLUE HERON

Delray Beach, Florida 2014 STORIES FROM HIGLEY HILL I've lived a good life. It's been a good ride.I've visited 49 of the 50 states. Backpacked through Europe. Drank a pina colada on six Caribbean islands.Crossed the southern border into Mexico on a bus filled with locals traveling with their chickens.Years later Rich and I had … Continue reading THE BLUE HERON

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

Date Night in the Days of Coronavirus

Recently we were out after dark. In the city. During the coronavirus. Almost everything we like to do was missing. Soft lights, loud cheerful voices, clinking glasses, the maracas sound of ice cubes in a silver shaker, good music, interesting conversations with friends or strangers we've just met. Chatting with the bartender as he or … Continue reading Date Night in the Days of Coronavirus

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