Five years ago I photoblogged the birth of two hummingbirds. The mother had built her nest on a storage hook hanging from a support beam underneath our patio overhang. Donna and I would watch her through the sliding screen door to the patio, then dash out to check on her eggs whenever she flew off. [...]
If I can afford it, there’ll be another motorcycle tour this year, hence the “1″ in the title. Mini-Gypsy Tour 2/2014 will involve either Sturgis or Four Corners; haven’t decided yet. The first tour of 2014 was a more modest affair, a six-day round-robin from Tucson to Flagstaff, Las Vegas, Zion National Park, and back.
Packing for tomorrow’s motorcycle trip. This one won’t be too rigorous, just a six-day ride to Flagstaff, Las Vegas, Zion National Park, and home again. Mostly I’ll be in Las Vegas with my son Gregory, daughter-in-law Beth, and grandson Quentin. I leave in the morning, heading for Flagstaff via back roads through Globe and Pinetop.
My sister Mary and brother-in-law Dennis came to visit for a couple of days, the first of my siblings to visit since we’ve been married. I hope more visits will follow. More sisters too.
All of Donna’s sisters and brothers have visited over the years. Some even lived with us for extended periods of time. [...]
When I read a headline that says “Father with Family in SUV Chased, Beaten by Speed-Demon Bikers,” I ask myself what the fucker did to earn his beating. [...]
Of course the press will go right on reporting that the Hollywood Stuntz biker gang beat up an innocent motorist as part of its on-going terror campaign against decent god-fearing normals. So what else is new? [...]
At last, my face is getting back to normal. The dermatologist removed a small basal cell skin cancer from my forehead Monday. I applied ice as recommended that day and the next, but Wednesday when I woke my right eye was swollen almost shut. Same thing again Thursday morning. Today, though, the swelling is almost [...]