Burning Therapy

During the winter months, I generally spend a lot of time gathering downed timber in the woodlands, cleaning up debris from storms, and opening paths along fence lines. This year, when I thought about the newly-purchased pecan orchard property, which needed a lot of cleanup, the idea of my winter work became a bit overwhelming. Back in … More Burning Therapy

Hillard The Vagabond

I met Hillard in May of 1990, just after I moved to Oklahoma. But, until the day the tornado sirens blew and I was told I should seek shelter at the big house across the street on the corner, I did not know my neighbors very well. These neighbors on the corner had a large, dugout storm cellar … More Hillard The Vagabond

Lost In The Fog

One of the first tasks of the morning is to let our three little Japanese Chin dogs out to do their morning business. With my trusty flashlight, I check the grounds for predators while Bear takes the lead running out into the yard. Next, I take Zoe down the steps and set her in the … More Lost In The Fog

A Girl Of Summer

I graduated from high school when I was still seventeen years of age, and worked part-time at a book bindery in our small town during my senior year. After graduation, it just made sense to continue full-time at the bindery, while keeping my eyes open for a better job in a larger town or even a big city. I had been … More A Girl Of Summer