Posts Categorized: Nature

Stretching credulity

Wow. I’m serious. Even I have trouble believing it and I just went through it myself. I need you to bear witness and you tell me if this chain of events, at its conclusion, is stretching credulity. It starts, as too many of these posts begin, with the ubiquitous Comcast. Yes, folks, more issues with… Read more »

Here come the bad grapefruit

Honestly, I don’t know what took so long. I’ve been waiting for months now for the shoe to drop. Each new visit to the fresh market fills me with trepidation. Finally, the last visit’s haul seems to confirm my fears. Here come the bad grapefruit. I only mention this as a reminder. You already know,… Read more »

What a terrible loss it is to have hair

Earlier this week, I related the account of my tragedy with a prime rib roast. I mentioned I traveled to the fabulous Penn Dutch for my meats. On the return trip, a concatenation of events led me to socking conclusion. What a terrible loss it is to have hair. This will not be a post… Read more »

Into the west

This post will not be as evocative as the haunting score or beautiful vocals by Annie Lennox. Nevertheless, I have my own saga to relate and, as it happens, it is my own “Into the west” tale. For you to understand the truly epic scope of this story, I must first set the stage for… Read more »

The day after the day after

The day after Halloween always presents a challenge for me. Unlike Christmas, the decorations don’t feel right sitting up after that one night is over. I mean, sure, reindeer and snowmen look good for a whole winter, but how long do people want to see skeletons and ghosts? So I tend to commit myself to… Read more »

We learn by doing

Halloween is nearly upon us and I have, for all intents and purposes completed my rights and responsibilities to friends, family and kids. My Halloween efforts are probably best summed up in two adages: – “It looked good on paper.” – “His eyes were bigger than his stomach.” What I learned by doing… The display… Read more »

Grave undertaking

The last piece of the puzzle is now complete. Of all the decorations, the graveyard is probably the easiest to set up (excluding the fence gang, which is just hanging stuff and so doesn’t qualify in *my* definition of decorating). Once the mulch is down (two bags worked fine), there is nothing left but for… Read more »

Making a short story long

Mom Nature. I love her and she drives me crazy. With great anticipation, I plugged in the extension cord for the north side of the Dead Thing Driveway, the Pied Piper and his gang of rapt skeletons. Nothing happened. Rrrr. As I silently raged and called down the wrath of Halloweens past, I glanced over… Read more »