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This Autumn

I'm back. I think.

What a summer/autumn this has been, not all of it troublesome. But action-packed, and whenever I see too much action, my blog here gets short shrift. Time and solitude are what it feeds on, just like a novel. The thing is, there's also a new novel out, sorta. Available in  Read More 
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Hens In Hurricanes

This summer's been like a gas explosion: intensely hot, dazzlingly brief.

I can't believe it's almost over. Seems like only yesterday when everybody's kids were just out of school, and now they're back in. August used to drag by, once upon a time, with nothing to take people's minds off hurricane season. Now there  Read More 
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A Fantastically Okay Sunday

I'm sort of wary about admitting this--don't let me jinx it--but today's turning to be a fantastically okay Sunday. So far.

That scary, dying giant of an elm in my back yard dropping branches like bombs and looming over neighboring rooftops this hurricane season has been successfully removed, thanks to an intrepid crew of  Read More 
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Confessions of A Sleepie

Sleep is the most underrated of basic human pleasures.

There's an entire TV network for foodies, vast industries of porn and prostitution to serve sexual gourmands, wine tastings for oenophiles and smugglers for drugheads, yet we sleepies remain largely unembraced. Only the occasional ad for Ambien or TempurPedic mattresses even hints at our existence.

Me, I just love to sleep. Always have. I  Read More 
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seeking perfect peace

It's a fine spring day and I'm in my back yard, which is where I like to be at such times. In my wild little Louisiana paradise, all this shade preventing a real lawn from flourishing, but that's okay because I can't feel guilty for not mowing what doesn't exist. Seated in  Read More 
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