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Charlie, you will surely have many memories of my profound deafness according to the Whispering Coldeweys. Or, as the old folks used to say, She’s deaf as a post! This is one of the more amusing stories about it, at least for me. I wandered around after midnight tonight feeding the nocturnal critters in the Legend Zoo, as I always do. As I leaned over to fetch Koko’s dishes, I heard a… Read More

Dear Charlie, Going forward, my entries may be boring or repetitive or may not make much sense to my friends on WordPress, but I am going to share them anyway because my friends here have been so very kind to me.  I want you to know that my friends here have encouraged me from the beginning of this blog.  Without their help, I don’t think that I would have continued to post… Read More

(Dragons assume the most absurd basking and sleeping positions! This is Big Lucy.) As you know, the most recent addition to The Legend Zoo are two Bearded Dragons. Big Lucy and Little Lucy (Big Lucy is actually a male and Little Lucy is a female) They both seemed to be doing well until I noticed blood in Big Lucy’s urate and a foul-smelling, watery feces. (Dragons have vents like parrots through which… Read More

Deano died five years ago today.  He was seventy years old. In my earliest memory of him, he looks like this photo.  He was twenty-one years old. This is a photo of Deano supervising the construction of his porch. It is  early summer of 2008. He plans to sit there watching auto racing and world news. And that is precisely what he did until he died. Deano always had a plan. And,… Read More

Hey, Folks!  What’s that wimpy green gecko got that I ain’t got?

Lucy’s July Fourth Portrait She has been with us for two months. She is eleven inches long and very wide. She is officially a juvenile dragon. Actually, Lucy is a Lucifer. Lesson #1 When you choose names for pets that are not dimorphic Choose gender neutral names if it matters to you. This sad photo was filed under the title, “Day One”. I thought this little creature was so cute. That’s all… Read More

Charlie, Look for what you know And you will see what you expect to see. Expect nothing And you will discover the magic and the mystery of life.

Charlie, you may squander the harvest But you must treasure the seed crop For therein lies the source of all new beginnings

This post, titled Euphemistically Dead, was published in The Woven Tale Press I liked their presentation and the layout of the piece. The online magazine features great work from some very talented artists. I appreciate their including this post and featuring it in one of their Weekly Peeks. A warm thank you to Sandra Tyler and to the rest of the staff! Humans have a real problem with dead. Euphemisms abound to describe… Read More

Bromeliad Leaf Characters Today, I love these characters! Tomorrow? Who knows. I might not see the characters at all. Leaf characters are elusive, you know.