- Bosque County, Texas, USA
- September 14
- Earth Mother
- Welcome! Make yourself at home.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Night Call
August 18, 2013 02:54AM
- Nor Blade of Grass
February 19, 2013 02:12AM
- Dear Friend,
October 21, 2012 12:35AM
- Hunting for Catfish *
June 21, 2012 04:27PM
- Crumpled Paper
May 31, 2012 06:33PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “*with* that,
October 11, 2014 06:10PM
- “I am so far out from
mamograms, sonograms, surgery,
and radiation that I
October 11, 2014 06:08PM
- “I have been on some of
those paths. I love your
story, and applaud
October 03, 2014 11:59PM
- “I read this again today,
in honor of Lola. You would
surprised how often I
October 01, 2014 04:35PM
- “Both your parents gave
you a good start, and you made
choices that brought
June 15, 2014 04:48PM
- MY LINKS
Moon's waxing again,
Filling my sleep.
Silhouetting bare limbs,
Sparkling stars into diamonds.
Orion's belt hangs in the tree.
Discarded in haste,
A lover's waste.
Bane or guard dog?
But the moon! the moon!
She just grins at my folly.
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I was born with a fatal flaw, I had no penis. I was reminded of this on a daily basis by my four brothers. My twin and the younger brother would flash me after their bath, whipping their wet towels at each other's butts, whipping their penises like… Read full post »
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I am wishing for a miracle
a home of love and light.
I am hoping for a beginning
all shining fresh and bright.
I am praying for a sea change
of soul and mind and heart.
I am waiting for the
After four days of being stuck indoors by icy roads, we broke out of the house on Saturday. I know everyone else has endured a harsher winter than we have, but it was a big adjustment for pipes and roads around here. I am really hoping not to… Read full post »
I hope your year is prosperous in so many ways,
filled with health, wealth, and love.
I wish you will be creative and clever, happy and fulfilled.
I made a Year of the Rabbit image, and instead of just putting it here to… Read full post »
We went to the movies last weekend and made a big deal about it, starting with a party at White Horse Station, drinking, cutting cake, and cheering local actress, Anna Fortier.
Anna had her big-screen debut that night. Her role in… Read full post »
On my way to work, I saw the smoke. Like the trail of a coal-fired locomotive riding the skies, it marked its territory.
Along the Leon River bridge, I stopped my car to see, fascinated by… Read full post »
My sister made these shrunken heads, beginning with three apples, some scrap horse hair (or was it dog?), a sense of humor, a grand imagination, and some carving skills.
This head began when Rosemary peeled… Read full post »
I should be grateful, living in Texas, where our winters are mild. I hear about places where blizzards wipe out the sun, where cars play hide-and-seek in the snow, where black ice waits like death on bridges. A cold front is predicted for our area, so we will… Read full post »
I need a verbal shortcut, it's all so confusing.
Twenty-Eleven, five syllables I'd be using,
With Two-Thousand-Eleven, six is too many.
Two-Oh-One-One! Four syllable's a winny.
image © diana ani stokely 2010
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When he was killed,
on the road,
in the truck,
She was 27.
When she was a widow,
the boy was 8,
the girl 6,
She was not alone.
She had a trade,
on a lark,
Who knew it would suffice?
When work was scarce,
when home was a suitcase,
Her sister helped.
When there was money,
A week ago, Bosque County celebrated Norwegian Country Christmas, with gift fairs, good food, home tours, music, and dancing. My mother and I participated in as much as we could get to, and I wrote about some of it here. After we finished our duties at the Ringn… Read full post »
The first weekend in December is especially nice in Bosque County. Clifton, Texas, named "The Norwegian Capital of Texas," hosts a big celebration called Norwegian Country Christmas.
Our day began with a visit to the Armory, where… Read full post »
As I drove down the lane on my way to work this morning, I spied many white blobs along the ground near the creek bed. They looked like maybe plastic bags wrapped around small stems, like someone's trash had spilled, but only white trash bags.
On Mondays, I am always running late, trying to get out the door, trying to finish some leftover weekend chores, wanting more time to pull myself together. This morning was no exception, but when I walked outside, I just knew I had to photograph the grey skies and red… Read full post »
You may have noticed the sinister side of avatar cropping has been exposed by OS' very own, Designator. Here are parts 1-5, in case you missed one: avatar crop 1, avatar crop 2, avatar crop 3, avatar crop 4, avatar crop 5.
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Last weekend, I returned to visit the home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville, Virginia. The weather was cool and clear, a perfect day for enjoying one of the prettiest historical sites in America. During my years of living in the area, I managed to take a cou… Read full post »
there were gurlz. pirate gurlz.
takin' crud from nobuddy, pertickerly not boyz.
gurlz stabbin', gurlz spittin', gurlz splicin' and hitchin'.
pirate gurlz learnin' sailin', navigatin' and poise.
takin' grog mostly wattered, punishins light.… Read full post »
gurlz stabbin', gurlz spittin', gurlz splicin' an
Now that November is here, I get to draw the Pilgrims. Starting in 2nd grade, the teacher would cover the back wall blackboard with butcher paper and then she would tell us the Lesson of the First Thanksgiving.
The way I remember her telling it… Read full post »
I look at this site often enough, that I am now using it as a post-it note, a reminder, a wishful thought, a pie-in-the-sky, a dare, a plea, a subconscious hope.
Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christma… Read full post »
I am not in possession of all the facts, hardly any facts at all.
A call to 9-1-1 a week ago led to the discovery of a dead child. Allie Joe Norwood, aged two, appeared to have been beaten to death. Her mother, 24, is in jail on murder… Read full post »
Okay, for those of you who are tired of all these Halloween make-overs, just click away, please. Everybody else, hello!Read full post »