Monday, August 6, 2018


has been so fast on this world
resources  used up
technology sucked it dry
where did the survivors go


This week it is predicted to be the hardest and most humid it has been all summer. It is also supposed to rain pretty much every day this week. And, it is time for me to start putting together the next issue of Dreams and Nightmares (110). I have been catching up on responding to submissions.


taking apart
the plumbing is risky business
learn to swim

Saturday, August 4, 2018


roots of bamboo
rarely let go
digging in deeper


This morning I had an adventure. This was the kind that in traditional Chinese culture is sometimes called "interesting times." We went out in the garden to look at the flowers. We saw white phlox, Turks hat, zinnias, two kinds of lantana's, rain lilies, spider wort, black-eyed Susan's, and more. Then I got up close and personal with some very soft soil. My wheelchair and I, together, weigh more than 550 pounds. Fortunately I was in the shade, but unfortunately that shade was in Alabama. We were almost to the point of calling the fire department to help lift me up, when some fancy work with pieces of wood got me loose.