Oh what a tangled web

Oh what a tangled web

I've been going mano-a-ocho-manos all summer with a yellow garden spider who claimed one of my flower boxes as his own. Every afternoon, I clear that sticky goo, and all the things it traps, off my poor pink impatiens, and every evening that tenacious tentacled tyrant rolls his eight beady eyes at me and shoot [...]

An Uncle Billy kind of day

An Uncle Billy kind of day

I had an Uncle Billy kind of day yesterday involving two trips to the DMV, an unsuccessful attempt to get a flu shot and a wrong turn coming out of Freedom I only noticed when I saw a sign welcoming me to the Oneida Reservation. Luckily, Uncle Billy Days always end in an unexpected, joyful [...]

Santa wears specs

Santa wears specs

Santa wears readers in our house. This 2019 edition to his wardrobe owes little to his deficiencies and everything to ours. Two of us have terrible eyesight and a vain inability to keep track of our glasses…because they’re only on our actual heads when we absolutely have to strap them on. Otherwise, you’ll find dime [...]