A Truant Disposition

"I must be idle."

Writing in the (Rain) Cloud

It’s been a wet summer, with lots of storms. We’ve lost power a couple of times. This tendency for really violent thunderstorms to crash down on us, has made writing a bit iffy. Sure, I’m plugged into a surge protector, but my laptop is so old and erratic that it doesn’t react well to a […]

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Autumn is a Season: Fall is a Verb

It can’t be the weather because we’re not (yet) having fall weather, but autumn is upon us and I am “Fall-ing” in all the usual ways…and also some unusual ways. I’ve got news, news, news! Writing news, blogging news, social network news, music news, and spacey news. (You knew I was spacey, right?) Writing: My usual […]

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The Red Cross in Tornado Alley (And Your Neighborhood)

A week from today hurricane season begins on the coast, but disastrous weather is well underway in other parts of the country. The same anomalous weather conditions that have caused an unprecedented drought here have caused massive flooding elsewhere. While we’re—figurative speaking—“dying” down here, people are literally dying elsewhere…like Joplin, Missouri which was recently hit […]

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Rainmaker

I’m coping with the ongoing drought in the best way I know: I’ve returned to work on a project of field recordings of rain. I do field recordings of various things, natural sounds, noise, rhythm, odd sounds. It’s something I enjoy and usually spring finds me recording more hours of rain than I have time […]

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Dark Sky Thunder

“Time to take a break make a pot of tea, warm up some peach cobbler,” I think as I listen to the dark sky thunder, a few raindrops flung to the ground almost like an afterthought. Lightening all around me, thunder like bombs falling. “Safe as houses”: the old idiom pops into my mind as […]

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Rainy day, proofreading. Dog curled up beside me. Big mug of hot chocolate at hand. Pot of hot tea later. 9:53 AM Herded the not-yet-muddy dogs back in from wet yard. It’s “ooky” outside. That’s “icky” with a muddy ooze. They’re glad to be housedogs. 5:01 PM

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Sunny, windy day. Feels like Spring is on the way. Light glinting off the water of the bay. Trite happy thoughts unintentionally rhyme. 🙂 1:22 PM Feb 28th

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Hoping this is the last blast of winter. You know it’s a bad winter when folks who moved down from the north are complaining about it. 😉 4:15 PM Cold, rainy, gray…a good afternoon for “Sky Between The Branches” hot tea. 🙂 Stay warm, tweople! 🙂 4:16 PM

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Cold, wet, gray day. Perfect weather for reading. 🙂

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Twitter has been less active lately—at least among those I follow. Fingers too frozen to type, probably. 😉 8:06 AM I fear that groundhog may need a bodyguard after this prolonged winter. 8:08 AM

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