Archive for October, 2009

Not that long ago, I saw a hummingbird pause. It wasn’t the one in my picture above, but rather one out in my yard that I didn’t capture with my camera. The tiny bird buzzed over to a tree branch, alighted, and then…stopped. It sat there for at least a minute, perfectly still. I had […]

These days if you’re a writer who wants to get published, here’s one surefire way: choose an activity (the more off-the-wall, the better) and do it for one whole year. Write a blog about it, and then turn that blog into a book — maybe even into a movie. Recently there’s been a spate of […]

My last drunk.


A little more than a year ago, I got drunk for the last time. I didn’t know it was going to be the last time – not that it would have made any difference. I mean, I don’t think I would have drank more or in a different manner or have chosen a different venue […]

Again with the funk. So I’m making a list. Because you can never make too many gratitude lists, right? Tonight, before I head off to my 8pm Sunday meeting, I am thankful for: the way Daisy dashes to the back of the yard when we return from a walk, to check to see if any […]