A shame I did not snap your portrait there I can see you long strawberry blonde hair whipped by the winds as if a flag on a pole, mmmmmmmmmm. 

Summer Journeys Cars/vans packed to the gill with luggage and family RVs lumber down the road bicycles on back hanging on for dear life Vast oceans are crossed tiny island are invaded by swarms of tourists Envious? Yes, sometimes wishing I can join Financial burden is my delay But when I stop to ponder and… Continue reading I’ve been everywhere man, well almost

The Smile Before the Kiss

    “…of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world she walks into mine…”  Humphrey Bogart, Casablanca.   Melinda came into and out of my life in a blur but what a beautiful impression intelligent, sexy, long strawberry blond hair, oversized glass, killer smile.  We worked for the same employer,…… Continue reading The Smile Before the Kiss

What I like or Love, a many splendored thing

Here we go:   Writing The shine and feel of native copper nuggets passing over and between my fingers. Wind rustling leaves The warmth of the sun as it emerges from behind clouds Geography, particular desert. Space exploration Breathing the freshest most vitalizing air on earth The Erie Canal The psychological affect of gardening Physical…… Continue reading What I like or Love, a many splendored thing

Future Legend

With legend singer/songwriter David Bowie’s passing my first impulse was to re-watch, countless times, Bowie make fun of Ricky Gervais’ character on the show Extras “…see his pug nose face, pug, pug, pug, pug…”soon Bowie’s album Diamond Dogs comes to mind as this is my favorite Bowie album and begins: And… in the death as the last few corpses…… Continue reading Future Legend

Cheering, waving, freezing, and having a good ol’ time

Growing up in Michigan during the 1960s city names of French, Indian, and English origin are all around (Warren, Detroit, St. Clair Shores, Houghton/Hancock, Mackinaw City) but , foreign sounding names like Albuquerque, NM, Pismo Beach, Cucamonga, California pop up in childhood cartoons one in particular marches across the television screen every New Year’s Day,…… Continue reading Cheering, waving, freezing, and having a good ol’ time

Connected to the Past

The two wires pictured here are not from an old personal computer or a vintage 80s VCR no, it is of something more powerful and enduring, nostalgic:  a 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 Police Interceptor, black and chrome.  While in the process of a minor repair to the powerful 390 engine the distinctly different wires, one…… Continue reading Connected to the Past

Classical, I love it!

Sunday, March 15, 2015 210pm.  I am in a euphoric mood as the Detroit Redwings pound the Pittsburg Penguins 5-1 and the skies are grey with periodic breakthroughs of sunshine.  As of 2pm PST a wind advisory is posted with gusts predicted to reach 45 mph, now they are blowing from south to southeast at…… Continue reading Classical, I love it!

Hockey Returns

This has been one lllooonnnngggg weekend without a hockey game stumbling around doing chores, errands, dog walking and no action to move me forward.  Still,  nothing until Tuesday but I do see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have never been a fan of All Star games as they aren’t really playing…… Continue reading Hockey Returns

Counting the days

sssshhhh, what was that. listen. there it goes again. it sounded like metal on ice.  again, yes I am counting the days to the beginning of the 2014-15 hockey season as there will be hope anew, excitement, slashing, hip checks, and of course GGGGGOOOOAAALLLLSSS! everyone will be out to dethrone the kings, of course the…… Continue reading Counting the days