My mom and I went out to the field this morning to mow along the road ditch. The ditch bank is very steep and it is also along the highway. I played lookout while my mother mowed with her push mower. It was slow, grueling work, as the grass was three feet tall. I noticed … Continue reading Out at the field
Yesterday was Memorial Day in the U.S. For those of you expecting a post from me yesterday, I do apologize that it did not happen. I am having a really hard time with this isolation business and the pandemic and my mental state. I feel cut off. I feel alone. I feel like I cannot … Continue reading Agoraphobia?
What a gully-washer of a rainstorm we just had! Out of this rainstorm alone, which has lasted from yesterday morning until now, and probably beyond, we have gotten an inch and a half of rain! That is unheard of for our area of Montana! Surely we are out of the woods on our lack of … Continue reading More rain and some organizing
I received a print copy of the book that is to be my textbook for my first SNHU class yesterday. It is titled A Writer’s Craft by Kendall Dunkelberg, © 2017. It is an introductory textbook to Master’s-level creative writing. I like the way that it is arranged and have read it through already, having … Continue reading Reading, rain, and rancid cereal
Do you remember that one book? That book–you know the one. The book that started it all for you. Maybe it was a thesaurus. Maybe it was a book on dinosaurs. Perhaps it was a book about musical instruments or art or how to build things. There is probably a special book in your life, … Continue reading Do you remember that one book?
A Demon’s Redemption By Chris Jones “I wonder if God the Father would accept an apology…” “What?! You’re out of your mind, Silas! What are you talking about?” “Well, God accepts apologies from men… I thought that maybe He’d – “ “Stop. Just stop. For one thing, you're terrible at being a demon, even though … Continue reading Revision One of “A Demon’s Redemption”
Well, another week has passed by without climbing. I even dreamt about it last night. Dreaming of climbing was fantastic! I have ideas now that I did not have before, and they have come from my dreams about climbing. That, I find interesting. Next week is now my goal to get back into my routine. … Continue reading Routines
The search for more sophisticated words. Too many? Not enough? Just the right mixture of casual and formal speech with words that you may have to look up but do have some idea about from context? I have books – many books – to track down words in, but none have been written by me. … Continue reading A new direction on an old journey
Two entrances for customers at the grocery store. Enter through one. Exit through the other. Only. "Stand here" stickers on the floor at the checkout every six feet. Social distancing. Face masks mandatory if you want to enter this building or that building. One-way arrows for the store aisles that most people ignore. How safe … Continue reading Adapting to a pandemic: 2020
I slept first until only 2310hrs last evening and am now up and writing at 0105hrs. I take it that I am destined not to sleep during the middle of the night. I have awoken in sweat-soaked clothing the last two nights from the nightmares that haunt me. I do not, even now, remember their … Continue reading A morning mix of topics, somehow related