Barn's Burnt down -- now I can see the moon. ~ Mizuta Masahide (All from same night: Full Moon; Eclipsed Moon; Partially Eclipsed Moon)
Tonight brings us the first of two lunar eclipses due this year. See the link for more info, or use your favorite sky-watching site to get viewing instructions (if you haven't already). The moon is supposed to be red! (So will my neighbors be when they hear me stomping around on the roof in the middle of the … Continue reading Heads Up!
Where I'd like to be: Where I'm actually going: Today I start a new round of Physical Therapy, this time related to the C6 section of my spine. Previously thought it was a pinched nerve in my shoulder. Neurologist narrowed it down to the C6. It's better now (the issue started before I went camping … Continue reading Chain Reaction
Today may be National Pie Day, yet everyone seems to reaching for something else, between today's Oscar nominations, last weekend's U.S. government shutdown, the upcoming Super Bowl LII, and... Bill Cosby doing stand-up again in advance of his trial! Huh? Anyway, you get my point. Everybody wants their slice. Unfortunately, not all pies are shared. And metaphorically speaking, YOU are … Continue reading Grab a Slice
As promised, here's my other favorite float, which also serves as a tonic for mid-winter camping withdrawals: Can you blame me, though? Children, camping, and curing cancer! They had me at the, "I Heart Camp mug." And THEN I saw the campfire. Seatbelts on the logs. Buckle in for some stories, kids! More info on … Continue reading Cure for a Camper
Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! Last year, I went to the Rose Parade viewing event on the day after the parade, and admired the floats up close. I skipped blogging those photos, certain that all the Rose Parade fans already enjoyed it all on TV in high definition close-up. Instead, I told you about … Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (2018)
Only after a week back at work following a luxurious two week break for the holidays, I'm having trouble concentrating. These are the trees I'm looking at: (And there are dozens more boxes than that. Hundreds more files. Thousands more pages. Oh! Oh! All the poor, poor trees...) I made the mistake of looking at unsplash.com. Oops. Now I seriously can't … Continue reading Tree Dreaming
Applying the trail wisdom of: Know your limits requires beginning with that concept firmly in mind. Starting there, we'll go here: Perhaps you remember the above photo from the first Trail Wisdom post, back in October? Then, during November, I shared part of my story in Trail Wisdom's second installment. Please permit me to now weave those narratives together for part three. My go-to explanation for the side … Continue reading Trail Wisdom: Hoodoo You Think You Are?
On Mane Street in Pioneertown (an easy drive from the north entrance to Joshua Tree National Park), amongst the (mostly) fake facades, but not all the way to the fake looking but real post office, you will find a unique collection of art...(istic attempts). Did those directions make sense? No? Sorry! Let's try that again. … Continue reading Roadside Art: Almost Surely Art