humor, Outdoors, Travel

Making Stuff Up

Somewhere between my second and third Caicos Sunset Rum Punch   a bird of prey swooped low over the beach. His talons clutched a sizable fish. Had his catch been listed on Da Conch Shackmenu, it would have set us back about $30.  “What was that?” I asked Mike. “Amazing,” he answered. Hawk? Eagle? The birder in me… Continue reading Making Stuff Up

Everyday Epiphany, humor, Outdoors, Travel

Not Clammed Up

The clamming rake looked like a murder weapon, and from a clam’s point of view that’s exactly what it was. The rake leaned against the clam basket, a container constructed out of wire mesh. It appeared that the clammer (that would be me) swung the rake into the sand unearthing the sought after shellfish and… Continue reading Not Clammed Up

humor, Travel

Keeping Your Distance

In life I’ve learned that there are times when a distance should be kept. Some are obvious. Some are not. Obvious Distance Keeping Situations:  If you’re within spitting distance of furry dogs when they emerge from a lake, the centrifugal force that creates drier canines also create wetter humans.   Step back a few feet.… Continue reading Keeping Your Distance

humor, Outdoors, Travel

Chuckle Photography: Sign Pondering

Signs direct. Signs alert. Signs inform. I appreciate the worthy sign goals of directing, alerting, and informing. However, I especially enjoy the unintentional humor that sometimes occurs when pondering. Here’s my take or my mistake on signs: While waiting outside the storage area of the Cusco, Peru hotel where I stayed, I wondered how this… Continue reading Chuckle Photography: Sign Pondering