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Traveling new routes

  As the fog over this new year rolls back and the landscape comes into view, I am quiet. What is it about one day that makes all of the last season come to an “end stop” and the next … Continue reading

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Crabby Patty (or is it Crappy Batty?)

Good Lord. What a day already. It’s Halloween. All day long and – for a globe of revellers – long into tomorrow morning. I have no real beef with Halloween, I just don’t like it. It seems like a weak … Continue reading

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Train whistle

  I heard the train whistle; lone and insistent. The key had just turned in the lock between the cold morning of crisp stars and a clear moon. Today’s was a solo jaunt through this town I love. Lonely, but … Continue reading

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Ich habe genug.

  The kids converged this week. It was chaos and sweetness and refining and refreshing. As is our custom, we trolled our favorite spots in town: the Mayes’ ranch, Dusty Bookshelf, Acme, coffee shops, and Rockstar & Rogers (twice). I was … Continue reading

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We are not as strong

  “We are not as strong as we think we are” Saturday night was going to be me+a book+quiet. I had a terrific book to finish, big weekends ahead and behind, and a lot to think about. It was the … Continue reading

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Maybe it is a train

  You’ve heard the joke. “The light at the end of the tunnel is a train.” Usually this is part of a sad soliloquy – a laundry list  of laments: the barfing dog, the sick-at-home kids who permanent markered the … Continue reading

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Take the long way home

I am bundled up on a Tulsa couch as the sun rises behind my left shoulder. Highway and heater noises whir a soothing song, while the giant pup and her family sleep. This afternoon, I’ll repack the Vibe and head … Continue reading

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