Solitaire Pickleball drill number 1
Feb22

Solitaire Pickleball drill number 1

I sent out an all-points bulletin this AM hoping for a game. The fact that I announced it 5 minutes before the start time could be a factor in why when I got to the court I was completely alone. More notice next time. Even so, after a five minute lesson in how not to move a pickleball net, since the middle base fell off, came apart, got tangled with the net, and then pulling the whole thing from the end pulled the pipes apart, I...

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The Grand Canyon, for Risë
Feb17

The Grand Canyon, for Risë

It may seem surprising but when I got this house I didn’t know it was right next to the Grand Canyon I got here at night, after long travel in other states and other stories and this was to be my last stop It was only some years later that I learned that this house is right by the Grand Canyon I walked out back one day and what started out as a sort of crack of light when I got closer turned out to be a deep silence, with eons...

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The Dictionary, An Essay

I looked up a word in the dictionary the other day. Sorry I can’t recall which word. There’s only one word that I keep misspelling that I know of: marriage. For some reason I can’t seem to get that one right. The irony of that inadequacy is not lost on anyone who knows my history of missed out and messed up opportunities in the marital arena. But it’s not the word that’s important, it’s the...

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