If you’re in Canada, or you’ve ever lived there, or you’ve ever been to one of the major summer fairs from Manitoba on westward, you know me. You don’t know you know me, but you know me. I’ll give you a hint. 😉 I was born into a seasonal gypsy life. I don’t mind … More Whispers of the road
The sky is blue, even if a bit hazy. Spring wildflowers are handing over the stage to the summer ones. The days are long and the nights teem with giant, chatty frog gatherings next to the little creek in the mini-ravine next “door”. It sounds enchanting; one might half-expect a secret faerie cove to be … More Miserable May…or not
It’s been 16 years since I’ve been (back) in Texas. I’ve traveled all over the state, from end-to-end. Midland/Odessa is the only major Texas metro I haven’t been to, although I’m not sure if I can count Amarillo, since it’s been even longer since I’ve been there and I don’t remember much except an animal … More The reality of calling Texas home
I went to sleep Friday night knowing that I had gotten bitten. Itchy little bumps had formed on my legs, just below the kneecap. I scratched, as usual, and said to myself, “aw, hell.” But I put it out of my mind and didn’t give it another thought. I woke up yesterday morning in physical … More Chiggers!
Certain events and phenomena make me giddy, a sensation I can only describe as a happy, optimistic, excited feeling. It comes from deep inside, probably from my core, and almost feels like seismic activity. Giddiness brings incredible innocent pleasure, each different phenomenon igniting different facets of my being and electrifying them. Perplexed yet? Still with … More Things that make me giddy…
The stretch of I-10 between San Antonio and Houston is a long one. There aren’t nearly as many towns as one might expect along an interstate that major and between two such prominent cities. And in fact, the interstate itself is rather desolate – divided 4-lane all the way, and it might as well be … More Playlist: Songs for Houston & I-10 Across South Texas
I’ve started taking “me” time at night, which usually involves leaving the laptop in my backpack and opting for the iPad instead. This way, I can leave in-progress work projects alone without any temptation to peek at them and instead, I can simply surf the web for pleasure at night in front of the TV. … More Playlist: San Antonio Songs