These are my heroes!

These are my heroes!

We are sometimes faced with hard choices. At that crossroads we must decide to go left and face demons or go right and possibly escape harm. I want to celebrate in this post people I know who have gone left and knowingly encountered more pain than I can imagine, but...
Jim Cantore at the airport? Surely it will snow!

Jim Cantore at the airport? Surely it will snow!

You will need these Polar Bear Bowls and dinner plates for the chili you make this weekend. Mid-January is a strange, unpredictable time of year. Right now we are all freaking out because there is a possibility of snow late Saturday night. I just received an automated...
Where will this portal lead us?

Where will this portal lead us?

Wood sculpture of a noisy crow, $150 The first thing I read this morning was an excerpt from an essay by Indian writer Arundhati Roy that a Facebook friend had posted. In “The Pandemic is a Portal” Roy contends that the changes wrought by this now two-year-long...
Annoying People Are Everywhere

Annoying People Are Everywhere

My friend Calvin is an earnest young man who has overcome many obstacles, but, who,  in his mid-twenties is still trying to figure things out. I met him when he lived in a group home in Black Mountain. When he lived here, he impressed me with his drive to succeed. He...
Best Books of the Year

Best Books of the Year

According to me!! Sheila Martin’s Cranes The books on my Best Books Of 2021 list are not necessarily books that came out this year, but just those I read this year. Keep in mind too that I have a terrible memory, and forget most books the minute I finish reading...

The Year’s Best TV Show, Chosen by me!

More new cups by Andrea Freeman! At this time of year many people are posting their favorites of 2021, and I planned to reveal my favorite television shows of the year in this post. As I thought about it, though, I realized that most of what Ron and I watch on...