Thursday, July 28, 2016

My artsy-fartsy brother...

takes cool photos and makes them even cooler.
I guess he's a photo finagler. 

Cincinnati skyline.

Train graffiti. 


Sunday, July 24, 2016


Not one leaf has fluttered
in three days.
All the birds are perched
Bunnies and squirrels are
hogging the shade.
The only people moving are
those crazy baseball players.
Go Tribe.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

lawdamighty it's hot!

My computer says it's 93 degrees right now.

No breeze. Muggy. Sticky.
Feels like Florida, except Florida was doing this
every day starting in May and they won't be done
doing this until October...maybe. 

Did I mention we don't have A/C?

But, it could be worse. And other people could use
a hug and some good thoughts. Like my friend Joe

Friday, July 01, 2016

I miss the fireflies...

Where have they gone?
When I was young, it seemed there were hundreds
of fireflies blinking in the yard
every summer night.

Now, there are almost none.

Did I kill them?

I used to chase them through the yard
and catch them in my hand and put them
in a mason jar and close the jar with the
lid punched full of holes.

So they could breathe.

I'd keep the jar beside my bed and shake the
jar to make the fireflies blink.

Were they scared?

When I woke up the next morning, the fireflies
were all dead. 
I didn't cry or feel even a little bit sad.
I just emptied the jar in the back yard.

And waited for more fireflies to fill the night and
the mason jar.

Now I understand that nothing lasts forever.
I'm sorry fireflies.