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Month: June 2017

Mistake? Hardly

Mistakes. We all make them and some of them are doozies. People have lost careers over a faulty decision–think Captain Hazelwood drunk astern on the Valdez. A mistaken choice often produces incredible fruit–Fermi’s first chain reaction. I have come to believe that there’s really no such thing as a mistake.…

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Canyons, Indians, and a long drive

The trip only remains with me in its broad strokes. I don’t remember if I kept notes of the journey. If I did, they’re in one of the journals sprawled across the top shelf of a bookcase. Typically, I may not have taken notes, not understanding at the time just…


Walking the dogs is good for everyone

A hot afternoon. The sun bakes the pavement. Kids walk back and forth before the house as they shuttle from home to the pool and back. The dogs are quiet, laying in back yards in the shade. My own pups are taking it easy in the air conditioning. I look…

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