These stories have been written over the years. Choices made and paths taken have brought me to places I both expected and those that I had no idea would be. The sights and sounds, the air and life, all of it around me, welcoming new experiences, joys and connections to those things both seen and those things we can only feel in the moments of our life.
The Drooling Sprinkler Head
Hey, let me show you …
The Night He Left
I remember the night he left us. It was very cold and you had called to tell me he was having a hard time breathing. I wish I had jumped up and traveled to your door quickly, but I did not. I had spoken with him the morning before when he had sat up and…
… he gave me the opportunity …
Hey, if someones wants to have coffee with me, I’m in, no questions asked, just say when and I’m there.
Moselle Smith Williams
Moselle lived a wonderful life…
Mother and Daughter
One Winter Solstice …
Elisardo Moreno Calvo Jr.
Let me tell you what I saw.
Shoelaces … OMG
No more double knots …
A Credit to His Name
She fed him, and tended to things he could no longer do.
I sincerely want to thank all of you have read the book Hold Me …
Let’s write your story together.
Lessons from Billy Boone
I don’t want to see any holidays …
A message from a friend-
The Nut Job
I have contributed to climate change-
He was a painter and artist-
My Makita DP3720
In the spring, on one bright Maine sunny day, the earth revealed it to me.
Coincidental Conscious and Coffee
Starbucks, Robert Frost, Earnest Hemingway, coffee …
We must respectfully decline to publish THE CAT IN THE HAT.
I was hungry, as is most often the case.
Working for a Living
We were alive and drank coffee.
Coffee and the Bug
Butter melts at 98.6 degrees …
Big Leaf Maple
It had nearly hit me on its fall …
His love of life was contagious.
A Star is Born (2018)
… a visually moving drama of two lives, finding voice with each other …
Sandy Lee Cotton
It’s the music and rhythm of her life that connects us-
The Secret to a Long Life
I’ve been nothing but trouble since day one.
Back in the Saddle
Rolling it out of the garage, exchanging cold cement for black tar, I started it up.
One, Red Maple Tree
I just enjoyed sitting under and with her.
A Mystical Archipelago
The small archipelago was last the place on earth discovered by great Polynesian mariners …
The tropical fish were very colorful and for the most part, interested only in their daily life, foraging for food and swimming around doing what fish do.
Ancient Plants, Modern Problems
You must grow the tree, harvest the fruit, squeeze the juice into a glass and then compost the remains.
Big & Little
It is rare to find a friend like that.
There is a small orange tree I take care of.
Sourdough English Muffins
Tucked away on the remote island of Maui Don kneads together only the finest of ingredients …
Into the Open
The birds had been awake for some time now, chirping and fussing of this and that.
We Are All One
“We are just plants with feet.”
The Gulch was Hungry
Fox and I had just cleared a number of trees from the side of the gulch.
A Bird and the Egg
“It’s too bad. Such is life.” …
She watched over me and waited …
Be the Earth for Another
There is great harmony in this relationship …
Benjamin Franklin landed in Philadelphia in 1723 at the age of 17.
The Aloe Vera Garden
The day was absolutely gorgeous, some clouds and sun, an occasional breeze which attempted blow through my totally sweet soaked clothes.
Now That is Life
And come sunset, the birds chirp with their bellies full, their family in the nest-
… realizing i am here, for only a while.
The little critter, paused and hovered, realizing our encounter was not the normal cat and mouse adventure.
The Little Sword
He must have used it, often and with ease, opening a letter or two. I like to think he did.
Covered in Cane Grass
Maui … it’s like a botanist’s dream ….
I must have missed her from the very start, the very moment we stepped into the world together…
They did fun stuff.
Steep 2-3 Minutes
Fresh water was hard to come by two thousand years ago.
You Are My Compass
You alone, found me a home, a place to rest…
Fish and Avocados
I did not trim it, but let it find its length and way in the sunlight it would have.
It was a Good Day
I almost fell off a ladder.
Rocko, the Truck
It was a happy day.
Pat of Butter
This is the kind of stuff I deal with in the morning.
Carpentry and Beer
During a renovation; however, I saw things …
English Muffins, Toasters and Forks
… people say you should not put a fork in a toaster …
The Purple Tree Fort
not some five or 8-pound wannabe, but the real deal …
a school day
… I could not wait till it was time for recess.
Let’s Build Something
Perhaps to make it last beyond me …
I hope that one day we will come together again-
On the Beach
Your stillness mattered most, amidst the threat of driving rain.
Messenger of Peace
The little guitar could not speak, but only looked on as the artist spoke.
One Star is Still a Star
Our intellect is both our success and failure … emotions flutter and disorganize us throughout our lives. It is in the seeing and knowing and loving of each other in all of our states that is the true love, the true life, we all long to have.
Pressbooks … Publish Everywhere
I often think of how authors before me have lived and written.
There was much more to Charles Darwin’s Galapagos than he could have ever imagined.
Bird and Me in a Tree
“You’re kind of big and old to be climbing trees?”
The rat, an odd man dressed in striped pajamas and coffee …
The word news is actually the plural of the word new. News is like alcohol. It may feel good to the mind and body at first, but at some point it becomes heavy and a burden and the sooner it gets processed out of you, the better you will be. Some news can bring us…
Some trees needed to be trimmed as they had overgrown their space.