Jeff finished setting the table for the dinner party, stepped back and smiled, proud of himself. “All set, honey! Eight places ready to go!” “No, sweetie,” Jennie yelled from the kitchen, “We need nine. My mom called this afternoon to invite herself to the party.” Oooh, thought Jeff. Bummer. They only had eight place settings. … Continue reading Invitation to Dinner in Sycamore, Illinois
The artist is 74 year old Dr. Ron Rice of DeKalb, Illinois. When he retired his chiropractic table, he picked up his chain saw & torch. The four pieces below are in a small park-like area that the DeKalb Wesleyan Church set aside for his artwork. A bear, a robin, and an eagle all walked … Continue reading Retired Chiropractor Becomes Chainsaw Serial Carver
We pretty much had all of one or two nice days in the last 2 weeks of April. Cold cold cold. Rain rain rain. We have seen nicer Aprils around here. Much much nicer. March was actually much much nicer. So when we got one nice day at the very end of April, we grabbed … Continue reading The End of an April…….or…..April Did Not End Well.
Now if I had had a dentist like this when I was a kid, I might not have minded going to the dentist. Was driving down the road in Aurora, Illinois & came across this work of art on the roof of a dentist’s office. A pediatric dentist. At first I thought I was hallucinating. … Continue reading The Operative Word Being ‘Might’
We would normally have a few feet of snow on the ground & the temperatures would normally be nowhere near 50F (10C) but this winter has been a bit different. It was a perfect day for a cemetery visit………….gloomy, dreary, 50F, rain rain & more rain, lots of fog refusing to do much of a … Continue reading A Totally Un-February Day, Perfect for a Cemetery Visit
I’ve never been particularly attracted to the opera. I love music. But the only opera that I know of resides in Chicago & it means fancy clothes. Tuxes for the boys. Gowns for the girls. Either cab rides or expensive parking. Expensive jewelry. Converse sneakers need not apply. When the local paper said that the … Continue reading Going to the Opera
The body of a beautiful woman is not made for love; it is too exquisite. ~~Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (What Henri said to his wife when she accused him of fooling around with the women who modeled for him.) Continue reading A Beautiful Woman