A hard time maintaining focus

It’s nice outside. The backdoor is open. The iron is heating. It was my intention to grab my pants and...

Hide and seek

This evening, thanks to an earlier nap, I am awake at 11:10 PM … which is quite unusual for me...

As summer loosens its grip

This morning, I noticed that the temperature was a pleasant 68 degrees with only 60% humidity. I thought: What a...

Cuba – next year?

Since about February of 1962, which was when I was born, travel to Cuba, for most Americans has been illegal...

Things have been quiet around here for the month of January, just not much to say. There’ve been a few ideas rumbling around in my head, but they’ve not made themselves known through my fingertips. Oh well, it happens. The…

Ooompf!!! Well, I couldn’t hear it, but I imagine that was what the sound was emanating from Chester Cheetah. As you can guess by looking at the costume, it would have quite a few blind spots, especially below that big…

Yesterday, Vanessa and I attended the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in downtown Charlotte. Each time that a band passed, especially one containing drums, I got a little bit of ‘bop’ in my step. Vanessa asked if hearing the…

As the weather has been rather cold, for Charlotte, I went to the park this morning to catch what could possibly be my last glimpse of ice this winter. We never know. As I stood on the edge of the…

A few years ago, I started meditating. I kept it up for a while, but then it got lost somewhere in the mix. This morning I really felt the desire to sit quietly and simply breathe. So I did. I…