Hear Me

I remember when I first came across Twitter. It was exciting. With just a few clicks I could connect with anyone in the world. I could hear new ideas from diverse voices. I could see the world through anyone’s eyes. All I had to do was add them to my …

A Beginning

This is not a travelogue. Not yet, anyway. Hopefully it never will be. I have a site for that. I have an outlet for the things my wife and I see and do abroad. If I’m talking about sightseeing in the stories following this one, I’ve lost my way. The …

House

I am sitting in my house writing this. Well, its not actually mine but I’ve lived here nearly a decade now, and I know it as well as the owner who has lived on the other side of the wall for only a little bit longer. I know every inch of floor …

On The Mountains

I spent the first morning of vacation drinking coffee in the kitchen, watching the sun scatter through the tree canopy and reflect in bright colors off of the iridescent plumage of turkeys scavenging on the forest floor outside. It was chilly, so I waited until the sun had time to …

Keeping Up Influences

I don’t seem to read much anymore. I am writing this to work out what that means. It bothers me. But I’ve been writing. I can write good, tight pieces, as long as I have an idea of course, the idea being the big challenge. I have all the tools …

Coastal Louisiana

They say it was the Indians who, in their wanderings, brought the acorns that seeded the oaks that line the secret interior roads that stretch back from the sands of Grand Isle. The word that the beachfront historical display uses is actually “dropped”, indicating (to me at least) a sense …

Kids These Days

All the kids these days have suburban dreams or else want to live in Brooklyn they want status symbols and creature comforts and the best of everything for a price that can’t be beat they want artisanal happiness in attractive packaging designed by someone they’d maybe like to be or …

Big Data

So, how many billion people are we up to these days anyway? Seven? Eight? How many different kinds of people are there in those seven or eight billion? The grade school answer is that every one of them is different and special in their own way. The reality is, especially …

Dream People

I’ve been having more dreams lately, vivid dreams. This happens every now and then, my subconsciousness kicks into high gear and fills my nights with adventures and characters. The adventures are weird, but run of the mill dream weird, full of disjointed scenes painted with emotion and colored by false …