Back to the trusty red car

A while back, my dear wife Karen suffered what we of a certain generation call a fender bender. She stopped in her trusty Mazda, and the person following her did not. The car was still driveable, but there was some dings and dents involved. The insurance company told her what to do, appointments were made…

Am I interesting times seven?

Emily of Author’s Canvas nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award. I’ve had the No Awards, Thank You sign up around these parts for a while now. Five years blogging and counting, there came a time when I’d had enough and wished for the awards to go elsewhere. But because Emily is new in BloggyVille…

Look at these big, black birds

Ellie B and I spotted a few birds during a recent walk around the blocks of our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville. Unfortunately, they were all crows. The first we encountered was on the roof of an attached garage. The second sat high amid bare branches. The third chose a perch in an evergreen. Not one…

The dusting

What is one way that winter in the Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville can wear you down? When it seems that you can’t remember how many days in a row you had to brush off the cars. And run the shovel along the front walk. I think of it as another darn dusting. But it sure…