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The king has arrived, so watch out. I'm not talking about city or state politics. Rather this is the king fisher. They're magnificent birds that look to have been designed for aerial combat - the F-18 of the avian world. With a proportionally long beak more
This is the time of year when Mother Nature's bounty needs a haircut. That's what I did for a part of Father's Day until I realized I was missing out on a swim and enjoying a beautiful day. But the growth was bothering me and a few snips with the hand more
“Maybe you should take him out before the fireworks.” I hadn’t thought about it, but Carol was right. Ollie needed to get out before it turned dark and the neighborhood rockets common at … more
When Donald John Trump was inaugurated, Americans hoped for the best. However, Donald Trump's business and public record of being a charlatan, an adulterer, an embellisher, a serial user of bankruptcy protection against creditors, and an impetuous and more
Midnight rides can be the worst and, then again, they can be the best. Actually Ted and I got on the road while it was still light, but we knew this was going to be a long haul and it wouldn't be until the early morning hours that we'd reach our more
I never would have seen the face of Army Captain Ralph Harting III of Union Lake, Mich. or met Buddhist monk Kan Thy if it hadn't been for the wind Friday afternoon... more
The boots gave it away. I bought them about 15 years ago for a hiking trip in the Saw Tooth Mountains of the Montana Wilderness. Rick Herr told me there was nothing worse than wet feet and advised I buy boot made with Gortex. I took his advice and was more
Two years after President John F. Kennedy had formally designated May as “Senior Citizens Month” at a meeting of the National Council of Senior Citizens in1963, President Lyndon B. … more
The Coast Guard vessel looked like it meant business. Red and blue lights flashed; crew dressed in navy blue, black boots and carrying sidearms stood on the deck looking in our direction. We couldn't have doing more than five knots, certainly not enough more
I should have listened to myself, but I didn't. With the prospect of saving a few seconds, I didn't delay in answering the prompt about whether I really wanted to delete all the images on the camera. After all, I had copied them to a file, which was more
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