When There’s No More Room On The Truck
May is the new December. With so many graduations, end-of-the-year gatherings (if you follow a school calendar), and deadlines that are full of “musts”, my mind has of late resembled a dump truck. As does my calendar. I keep filling it with all the necessaries, with increasingly less space or time to dump it out.…
A Bat Who Missed His Belfry
We’ve got a lot of critters that live around us. In the middle of Orlando. Viewed from our back porch. Deer. Bobcats. Otters. Alligators. Iguanas. Snakes–many of which are venomous. Sitting on our back porch, you’d think Bear Grylls, the British adventurer who tackles crazy survival tasks, will show up for a nature walk. I’ve…
Fly The Flippin’ Kite!
I’ve a dear friend up north who I don’t get to see often. We’re as different as any two people can be, but we get each other. We spent formative years together, when our kids were young, making many of the same mistakes. Getting frustrated about the same things. Being joyfully inappropriate. Just for fun.…