You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it. Robin Williams

Location: Kentucky, United States

Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Autumn Bouquet

Long, deep piles of maple leaves burning in a ditch by the side of the road
Tended by an old man in a straw hat and leather gloves,
Leaning on a wooden-handle rake.
We drive by and vanish,
Scented in the perfume of autumn.

Monday, September 29, 2003

Thinking of hue

All of the autumn posts lately are from a book I am putting together. So please feel free to be as crictical as possible.

Book is a rather ambitious term, more like book-let, as in chiclet, heavy on the let. I have been experimenting with papers, glues, staples, different cover ideas, and inserts. I have collected leaves and made photos, and failed at watercolor and calligraphy. If I ever do get this finished it will probably be spring and then what is the point? Anyway...

Zack raced again Saturday. His times are getting better, but he is still faster in practice. Last week he did a 7:03 mile. Not bad for a twelve year old who has only been under a coach for a month. In a race he gets nervous and psyche’s himself out. He is beginning to get over that though, which is a good thing cause I have enough parent nervousness for the both of us. :0

Friday, September 26, 2003

Killing electronic trees

As I sit and wait for the next dial-up page to appear, somewhere a dump truck is adding another load of coal to a power plant’s furnace.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Leaf in flight

The falling leaf resists the earth.
It’s futile flight a lesson in grace and beauty,
So much so, that in the end,
It is victorious in surrender.

Friday, September 19, 2003


Autumn leaves are falling,
the traitors.
I was trying to hold on to summer a few months longer.
The sun is going down earlier each day too,
must be getting tired;
but then, he gets to spend the winter
in Florida.

Autumn Palette:

Pumpkin Orange
Maple Yellow
Gourd Brown
Cloud Grey
Sunset Red
Feeling Blue

Tuesday, September 16, 2003

One more for fun

A feast is made for laughter,
and wine makes life merry,
but money is the answer for everything.

Ecclesiastes 10:19

Gimme dat ole time religion ;)

Friday, September 12, 2003

God is a Conservative Republican.

"A wise man's heart directs him toward the right, but a foolish
man's heart directs him toward the left."
-- Ecclesiastes 10:2

Talk about your Vast Right Wing ;)

Thursday, September 11, 2003


Read This

Have you forgotten?

Wednesday, September 10, 2003


He stirs in his chair, the light from the computer monitor reflecting in his eyeglasses. With a shudder he jerks forward and recognition comes back in his eyes. “What just happened?”

What I have been doing

Work. Three-hour nap. Cross-Country with Zack. Four-hour nap. Work. Cross-Country with Zack. Nap. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

A Quote to Ponder

Fish are the last to recognize water.

In what are you swimming?

Tuesday, September 02, 2003


Saturday was Zack’s first cross-country meet. It rained, a lot. I had to run a short cut back and forth from the starting line to the finish line to get pictures of both the boy’s and the girl’s teams. I felt like I had run as much as they did. Zack informed me, “yeah, right Dad” (insert appropriate sarcastic tone here.)

Yesterday was spent in the chair watching six hours of “The Lord of the Rings.” That is not including the added features on the “Two Towers” DVD. We had a blast watching them back-to-back and being comfortable in the ole recliner was easier than watching just one of the films in the theatre. The snacks were better too!