Monday, July 3, 2017

Heat Wave

failing to feel warmth
she moved to Florida some
four decades later

Daughter Julie with Humble Blogger dad (including frozen beard) cross country skiing  at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids, MN  on January 1, 1979.  Julie  "froze" this outing and was never comfortable in the cold.  She's always wanted to move to a warmer climate and finally did so June 30, 2017.  She sees the Atlantic ocean from her new place.  We will miss her!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Just Things

during his last year(s)
he shed those prized things time had

Late 1880's Ansonia Wall Clock

Early 1900's (refinished) Edison Cylinder Phonograph

Thursday, June 1, 2017


after a year's wait
lilacs dominated spring
for fifteen minutes

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

An Awakening

music flowed last night
once she roused her mandolin
from its deep slumber

Monday, May 29, 2017


he panicked because
no one called nor expected
him to return home

Image ID 26282444 © Americanspirit |

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Give 'n Take

after he swore at
Yahweh and wasn't struck down
conversation flowed

Bright Sun Image ID 19906581 © Wenani |

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Late '77

the prized coffee mug
he tossed into their pond marked
impending chaos