It is shameful to know that if I had lived during WW2, I would have been a dreadful coward. I would have been scared witless. I had very minor experience with the troubles in SE Asia and I was not afraid then, but I was detached from it. The chances of a Western child getting … Continue reading Small satisfactions
"Check up time? Really?" It's that time of year. Cat check,-up time. Moan. Lucy got a mostly good report except for two things. She has one eye and the doc. seemed just a bit concerned that it's not quite right. Lucy declined the suggestion of complicated investigations. We are to keep an eye on it. … Continue reading Ticked off
Wild lilac (?) blowing in a stiff, warm breeze It always happens this way, Summer arriving like a slap in the face. One day it's deliciously cool, next day it's like someone opened an oven door. And the natural World reacts with a terrific growth spurt. This is my second Summer in this house and … Continue reading Tickled…?
Grackle taking flight I've got a poem in my head But I can't find it, so instead Here's a tale I made up That partly concerns our friend Red. Red's a "squirl" with a swishy tail I asked her from where she did hail. "I come from over there", she said, Pointing with a nod … Continue reading Letting the side down?