Post Card from the Land of Enchantment2

Christmas day. We were forced out of our comfy beds by the grandkids. Let’s get this thing going, they insisted. So after a good cup of coffee we quickly left the hotel and drove as fast as we could to the house with the tree and presents. Got my stocking and an electric tooth brushContinue reading “Post Card from the Land of Enchantment2”

Holy cow! More books to read.

If you are into dog rescue… If you are into Christmas… If you are into murder mystery… Here is a book series for you. They are called the Andy Carpenter Mysteries by David Rosenfelt. The Andy Carpenter character is a successful trial lawyer with bags of cash in his bank account. His first love isContinue reading “Holy cow! More books to read.”

Stocking Stuffers.

Dear Christmas stocking stuffing Elves. What to or not to put in my Christmas stocking. Stocking stuffers should not be harrys.com razor blades or Colgate White toothpaste. I want only eatables. Not double-A batteries nor iPhone charging cables or ear buds. No portable chargers; wind-up or chargeable. And for sure no Target gift cards. However,Continue reading “Stocking Stuffers.”

Butchy the Chicken Whisperer chap 11.

Both of my sisters don’t wear glasses. So, why me? Why do I have to wear glasses? I’m a boy. A boy shouldn’t wear glasses. My sisters should wear glasses but don’t. Why not! But come to think of it, Teddy Roosevelt wore glasses He was a cowboy of sorts but didn’t sing. Right? HeContinue reading “Butchy the Chicken Whisperer chap 11.”

Sometimes you do something really stupid.

And when I say you, I really mean me. I do stupid more often than not. However I got it all out of the way early in my college and part-time working career. It all happened one Christmas. Christmas of 1962. While still attending class at a local community college in East Los Angeles IContinue reading “Sometimes you do something really stupid.”

Christmas began with a string.

It was a thick cotton string. Well worn and looked as if passed down from generation to generation. It had one purpose only. To connect from corner to opposite corner up above in our little East L A living room. The string was taken out of the Christmas paraphernalia box each year to hang acrossContinue reading “Christmas began with a string.”

Too many boats not in the harbor.

There is a virtual full parking lot of boats outside the L A Harbor beyond the breakwater barrier. Some anchored out there for about a month or more waiting for a docking space to unload their foreign made goods. All cargo ships wanting to dock and unload its full containers filled with Asian made widgetContinue reading “Too many boats not in the harbor.”