A Layer of Mulch

Weeds abound in our yard. They snake under and through the bushes. They migrate to our potted plants. They pretend to be grass. Our new yard guy has some big shoes to fill. The previous yard guy parked in front of the house every two weeks or so pulling a trailer full of equipment. Not…

Different is Good

Heat rose in shimmering waves off the pavement. Tendrils of perspiration dripped down foreheads and backs. Hunter stepped up to the line. He filled his lungs with air and pitched forward, spitting the watermelon seed with all his might. With great expectation, Hunter searched for his seed’s final destination. Unfortunately, the watermelon seed only flew…

Delusions

I came down with a sore throat over a month ago. Congestion was followed by an incessant cough–a cough that would not allow me to speak more than 2 words of a sentence before the pressure in my chest would cause me to cough. It has been super annoying and draining. By late afternoon each…

Trivia Crack Crown

I was introduced to the game Trivia Crack about 2 months ago, but I didn’t become addicted to it until more recently. (Yes, I know…I am always behind the times.) No wonder it’s named after a drug. If you’re not familiar with this game, it’s like playing Trivial Pursuit with one friend at a time….

To Pluck or Not to Pluck

As I was fixing my hair this morning, I was confronted by a gray hair. My hairdresser tells me that these hairs are brittle so the one I found was short and sticking nearly straight up in the midst of a fairly long mane of brown hair: very noticeable. I proceeded to pluck it out…