Goats as access to peace in quarantine times

Goats as access to peace in quarantine times

In April billygoats arrived and a famous song came to mind. High on the hill stood a lonely goatherd… The ensemble was hired by my suburban city to provide the ubiquitous fire break. “Yodel-ayee-yodel-ayee-yodel-ay-hee-hoo!” Everyone knew their...
Don’t Project on Me

Don’t Project on Me

This is a famous flag from the American Revolution. According to Wikipedia, it’s called the Gadsden flag. I plan to adapt it for my own: Don’t Project on Me. Call it the Colando flag. Ours will be aqua blue-green. Perhaps I should tat it upon my sleeve,...
I just went over to bake Christmas cookies…

I just went over to bake Christmas cookies…

I just went over to communally bake cookies and I was barely ten feet and ten minutes inside the door when she pounced without an ounce of compunction to ask: “Do you say ‘Merry Christmas’ in greeting at this time of year?” Well, I do. But, her...
Pastime

Pastime

The bean pole person was strolling Trader Joe’s aisles, just ahead of me and my cart, head wheeling around like a tourist. At the end of the aisle she turned, and I realized that the bean pole was a female, not a man. Previously I’d only observed a closely...
JOMO or MOJO?

JOMO or MOJO?

Been There. Done That. Whew. Sometimes, you skip that amazing event because you crave a home stay, to read a book or watch TV or flick away idly at Facebook posts, while brutalizing your psyche with thoughts that you’ve missed a scrapbook moment, one for which it’s...