Autumn Leaves – October 25, 2020

It’s an oak leaf, you dummy. Alert: mouth got away from me.  It’s who I am.  Sub-alert: 976 words. Stimson passed by the yard just as I was putting the last of today’s purloined leaves into the third bag.  I intended later-on to take sample leaves down the street to compare against oaks there toContinue reading “Autumn Leaves – October 25, 2020”

Community Service – October 23, 2020

Pickup on line 5… Consulting gigs off for the COVID restrictions and the difficulty of submitting bids, not being able to tour prospects’ current facilities, I’d fairly-well caught-up on household chores and projects.  The yard couldn’t take another mowing.  It shudders when it hears the mower start.  The garden had been cleared, sheep manure spreadContinue reading “Community Service – October 23, 2020”

Nine-sixteenths – October 14, 2020

Chasing parts for a pump repair back at the farm, I found myself downtown last week.  Passed by the always open bay door of Pauli’s Auto Repair Shop.  There’s no Pauli there anymore.  Pauli was Dave’s dad, a widower for years.  As a matter of fact, I can’t myself remember Dave’s mom and I fancyContinue reading “Nine-sixteenths – October 14, 2020”