Almost Apolitical, Everyday Epiphany, humor, Outdoors, Politics

Fish Rain

No, this isn’t a tall tale based upon the imaginative CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS by Judi Barret. It’s a short post about a weather report appearing on TV a few days ago. The MinuteCast graph on the AccuWeather app indicated fair weather, making travel to visit my son and his family an easy… Continue reading Fish Rain

Backyard Birds, humor, Outdoors

If Brown Headed Cowbirds Could Drive

As an avid birder and a member of the Backyard Birdwatcher Facebook Group, a heated discussion regarding cowbirds arose. (By heated I mean an increase in the amount of exclamation marks employed when conveying opinions in comments. That’s about as heated as we mild-mannered backyard birders get.) Brown headed cowbirds rank high on the nuisance… Continue reading If Brown Headed Cowbirds Could Drive

Everyday Epiphany, Gardening, Health, humor, Outdoors, Politics

Small Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: Listening (This post is mostly apolitical.)

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”  Anonymous Although I value Anonymous’ sage advice, hearing more is not always wise for me. I hear misfortune murmuring, calamity calling, and trouble taunting instead of wind whistling, a branch scraping, and the boiler heating. A whistling wind becomes a flapping shingle in need of replacing.… Continue reading Small Adventure In The Covid-19 Shelter In Place Zone: Listening (This post is mostly apolitical.)

humor, Outdoors, Travel

Big Adventure: Hiking The Gorge In Samaria National Park Is Not A Walk In The Park!

“Adventure is just bad planning.” – Roald Amundsen Roald Amundsen, polar explorer, led the the first expedition proven to reach the North Pole in 1926.  His definition of adventure rang true after I hiked Samaria National Park Gorge in Crete last September. My bad planning, that turned a “walk in the park” to an adventure,… Continue reading Big Adventure: Hiking The Gorge In Samaria National Park Is Not A Walk In The Park!

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Outdoors

Hooked On Luck

Last weekend Leila (my daughter-in-law) and I caught 13 bass and 2 blue gills in two hours under the tutelage of my son, Jack. He is an avid and successful fisherman as well as a skilled teacher. Recognizing that my enthusiasm for fishing outweighed my skill he kept it simple. “It’s a circle hook. Don’t… Continue reading Hooked On Luck