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Neighborhood Burglar

After two consecutive weeks of entertaining family visitors to Ten-Acre Ranch, FD and I decided it was time to get serious about catching up with projects around the property. 1,495 more words


Summer Trees

The fruit trees are generous this summer, and none more so than the apricot. Throughout the valley, peaches, pears, apples, all ripen extravagantly. A banner cherry harvest for the commercial orchards, and I’ve enough in the freezer for three pies thanks to Ellie and her prolific sour cherries, tiny shiny scarlet globes best pitted with a simple squeeze between fingers and gentle tug on the stem, too small for the pitter. 1,208 more words

Hay, Pirates, Taxidermy and a Stormy Surprise

27 July 2016, Sunny Highs in the 80s, then rain and hail

We rode up to Deerfield Lake with Cowboy Dave to load up a trailer of hay.  664 more words

Build Site

“Everybody bleeds red.” —

Sydney Cleland fell down this week around her home block, and told me the story. Here’s Sydney: “I’m taking my morning walk through our affluent, mostly white residential neighborhood when I trip on uneven sidewalk and make an undignified face plant in the grassy median.

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Middle Aged Rage

On Why My Feelings Need to Share the Stage

Do you know what I realized last night? During elementary, middle, and high school, I only had ONE teacher of color. Yep, Señora Batts, middle school Spanish teacher, was a Latina woman. 2,441 more words

Life With Jesus

Part two of Messages is out!

Messages is a story set in the modern world.  It is told in the form of written and typed correspondences between two neighbors, who are in the middle of a passive-aggressive cold war. 12 more words

sc 416 Death Race 2016

Toppie makes a desperate, naked dash through his apartment in plain view of unwitting neighbors. Sassy begins a large-scale project for the chickens! Then, plenty of… 131 more words

Toppie Smellie