Sleep With a Can of Bug Spray

01/11/2017 § 11 Comments

2017_01_11-glow-worm

I’m a simple, decent glow worm,
but if I showed up on your floor,
you’d squash me with your foot
or throw me out the door. 

The only way to visit you
is by trickery, it seems,
so tonight (when you can’t fight)
I’ll see you in your dreams.

Filming the Wizard of ODDZ

01/09/2017 § 10 Comments

2017_01_09-scene-from-oz

THE DIRECTOR HAS IT ALL WRONG!  He’s got me singing “Somewhere BESIDE the Rainbow,” told us to “Follow the RAINBOW Brick Road,” and I’m JET BLACK HIGH HEELS instead of ruby red slippers!

Weekend Postcard #6

01/07/2017 § 5 Comments

eisenhower-quote

For 40+ Saturdays, I shared the humorous fictional letters from my book More Later, Lyle’s Letters from the University. Now on Saturdays I’m sharing an inspirational quote.  My first 2 weekend postcards for 2017 concern the change in the U.S. administration.
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smoky-mountains

“Deep in the Great Smoky Mountains” (taken from a lookout point in Great Smoky Mountains National Park while vacationing in Pigeon Forge, TN, in August 2016 — before the wildfires)

Psychologically Up Against a Wall

01/06/2017 § 10 Comments

hospital-mural

I have reason to worry;
I have reason to fret.
I know I’m a river,
but I don’t feel wet.

A mural by Terry Fortkamp in the Emergency Room waiting area at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital, Athens, Ohio.

And There’s a Wash in Washington

01/04/2017 § 11 Comments

fish-pond

I’m having an existential crisis.  Can endlessly swimming around in this pond, day after monotonous day, week after monotonous week, be all there is?  On a lighter note, there’s a “sea” in Seattle.

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