Posts Tagged: nature

Mothnado

The animal kingdom and I have a great relationship. Outside of a lone stare-off with a steroidal raccoon a few weeks ago, I can peacefully walk my 10-miles every day in total harmony with the possums, raccoons, coyotes (yup, I’m far enough west to have a few around), birds, squirrels and various dogs and cats…. Read more »

Watch out!

It’s the first line from my first book:  “Whoa there, little guy.  Watch out where you’re going.”  It’s only just recently I noticed this applies to me as I do my daily walk. The path I take around my area is not so much a sidewalk as a strip of pavement, bounded on each side… Read more »

Wake up and smell the salt

Huh.  Now I remember. I wrote three chapters today.  I could have written the final one as well, but I wanted to “save” that for a day all its own (fitting that it would be a Friday…TGIF can also stand for Thank God it’s Finished!). Instead, I saved the files to disk (old dog/new trick),… Read more »

Squirrels!

I had to laugh when I watched “Up!” on cable last year.  The Dog character’s freezing in mid-sentence every time he sensed a squirrel nearby was almost identical to my behavior around my home, down to the shouting of “Squirrel!” out loud at the little furry creatures. I’ve become more familiar with my squirrels since… Read more »

The sounds of man

It’s been a while since the last blog.  Frankly, I just didn’t have much fodder for blogging and my long-standing motto is “better no blog than a bad blog”. Of course, some of you might take issue with the posts I considered “good” blogs, but dem’s da breaks when you follow a personal blog.  Now, read… Read more »

The Grand Road Trip – final thoughts

Swiftly bringing to a close the grand road trip ramblings because now it’s time to get ready for Halloween, my most fun holiday of the year!  Check out my YouTube videos all week for a look “inside” the making of a JMD Halloween. So, since this is a “wrap up” post, we’ll stray from the… Read more »