When Being a Responsible Adult Sounds Good on Paper…

It started with a trip to the hardware store in town. I bought a succulent and named him Tobyn. Well, after a while i thought Tobyn looked a little lonely, so i made a decision to go back to the hardware store and get Tobyn a couple friends…more tiny succulents in decorative stoneware cups. I […]

Nature’s Night Light

There were no street lamps where i lived. When there was no moon, there was no light. However, when there was a full moon, it almost became like daylight in the yard. It was so bright; just like in the movies. The moonlight illuminated tree branches, lit up the metal of the dog run fence, […]

Lucky to be Alive

It started right after sundown. As soon as the sky faded from dark blue to completely black i began to hear voices. There were at least two people because one voice was talking over the other. I didn’t care what they were arguing about. I cared that they were on my property. The spigots had […]

An Unscheduled Visitor

There was a cold front blowing in with a force to be reckoned with. The windshield cover for the car was threatening to be torn in two. After trying to tuck it beneath the windshield wipers and find other objects to weight it down more i decided it’d be better to scrape the windshield in […]

Animal Tracks

With all the recent rain we were having there was plenty of mud which gave me an opportunity to scout about the property and see what wildlife had been spending some time with us. Most of the tracks belonged to deer. The white tailed deer usually hid from me and ran before i even knew […]

Icing on a Computer

Those who knew me well were aware that i had a collection of movies i considered the best visual, auditory, and emotional experiences i had the privilege of tasting. There were 84 movies in the large black zip-up case. They had all passed a series of criteria to get there. First, the story-line had to […]

Sili and Cashew Weather Cedar Season

For those of you who don’t understand what is going on in the picture where Cashew has placed her butt over Sili’s head, she is trying to dominate her…only Sili is wearing a plastic cone on her head so, this complicates Cashew’s desire to sit on it.

Satellite Internet

I was torn. With the introduction of indoor laundry and satellite internet it seemed i was moving away from the old fashioned ways of doing things that i had sought to return to in the first place. It felt wrong and dirty to be moving towards bringing technology to my little slice of wilderness. However, […]