Tarmac ribbons criss-crossing the landscape, dusty back roads twisting between the cool shadows of ancient pines, and less traveled pathways connecting present to past, all I wander, seeking, seeing, with my keyboard and camera capturing scenes and stories to share with you.

Now in its sixth year, this venue has become an important part of my life, a place where I can express my thoughts and feelings about the things I see and do, hoping the process brings me a bit closer to friends and family who enjoy sharing my sometimes chaotic and often nonlinear observations and ideas. A journal, I suppose, but one with which I find pleasure in thinking others are alongside me on my journey.

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July 12, 2014

HOUSESITTING IN NH - DAY 1

... at four o'clock this morning sarah and gordy left for their wanderabout of the pacific northwest ... at five o'clock in the morning, apparently lonely, the dog and cat both climbed into bed with me ... the cat immediately curled up so that his thermonuclear body heat was cooking my—well, let's just say he was doing a fine job for planned parenthood ... the dog, as is his way, fell asleep with his butt in my face ... at six o'clock in the morning the dog and cat got into a fight ... (or they were playing, i can't tell the difference) ... (or possibly, since both of them seem to suffer a bit of identity confusion, they were engaged in some sort of weird multi-species foreplay ... they do that, too) ... i chased them away and resumed enjoying slumbering in sunroom/guestroom sarah and gordy just completed ... 

... when i awoke i wandered outside with my little point-and-shoot camera ...





... and, here's one i shot with my ipad mini and worked up in snapseed ...

... now, of course, i'm off for a little motorcycle ride ... my destination:  new england's best roast-beef-on-a-fresh-bagel sandwich ...

... the t-shirts are stenciled "life is good," but me, personally, i think it's great ...