The Lights of the Night

Have you seen it happening in your area? They arrived in mine. Municipalities decided to switch outdoor lights from milky-orange, sodium-vapor bulbs to c energy efficient white/blue casting LED street lamps. Increased visibility, but at night is it a good thing? With my podcast addiction–I subscribe to over 30, I just counted for you–I heard a piece…

Where the Wild Things Are

Yesterday’s paczki flour has settled. What happens after a sugar binge? A crash into deprivation. No better time than now to admit things aren’t always perfect overnight in Mayberry with a puppy. Something is…missing. Raising a puppy can be surprising. Things can seem alright like a bright sunny day that turns into a cool, calm…

I Need More Mustard

It’s shocking. It wakes me before dawn. I roll over and open my eyes. My body huddles under the blankets. My optic nerve struggles to process the dark images around me as my heart beats faster. It looks like something is in my bedroom doorway. Stockton and my terriers snooze undisturbed. I mumble in confused…

Another Joy of Homeownership

“What should I do about my blinds?” My friend stands in her dining room, gesturing at the mini blinds in the window. She opens them and they create a rustling squeak. Slices of daylight spread across the floorboards. I say without filtering that for me, its easy: the more room darkening, the better. However, that’s…