Ups and Downs and All Arounds

I had a happy morning exploring the Internet. My working career included specialized teaching of communication skills to persons who had lost the ability to speak, and who experienced paraplegia or quadriplegia. My students were wonderful people, and I enjoyed every minute of the time we spent together. These people wasted no words on complaint,… Continue reading Ups and Downs and All Arounds


Here it is, 12:30 p.m., and I am still sitting on the back porch. The shade won’t last much longer out here, my fingers and feet are beginning to swell, and the air is beginning to feel oppressive. After I type this paragraph I will pull the cabana curtains across the deck, bundle my stuff… Continue reading Peach

Hula Hoe

A while back Kate (hey Kate!) described the hoe she uses to weed her beautiful flower garden. It looked like a great hoe, and I had never seen anything like it before. Well, I finally got around to looking for something similar. I finally found one that seems the same, a Hula Hoe, called by… Continue reading Hula Hoe