Four Quarters

We were outside doing yard work when we were kids—maybe I was nine-ten-eleven….when the whirl of a couple-three days was set in motion by a bone-cracking scream by my brother. He ran toward the house, most details fuzzy at best, incomplete at worst as it was decades ago…..he ran toward the house while either mom … Read moreFour Quarters

Get Out

Sometimes good fortune is truly good fortune. A Younger Wells made reservations several weeks ago to visit. I had plans for us.  Many plans. Mostly loose plans. Highly flexible but many plans over a few days. Good weather, bad weather, indoor, outdoor I had plans. Those fell apart rather spectacularly when, well, I fell apart.  … Read moreGet Out


(Originally posted late 2010. Minor edits to bring it current) I made an appearance at my hometown’s annual Pumpkin-Fest the first weekend in October. It’s one of those festivals with 1⁄2 ton pumpkins that are less round and more simply massive, multi-dimensional squash. Family was the driver for going but the opportunity to clean up … Read moreCircles