Roger and Larry – Septembler 23, 2022

graphic schtuff: spwilcen Lexiphobes: spend five bucks, get change back! Want rain? Best get you some clouds first Trusted Weathermen “Gonna rain today, Larry.” “There’s not a cloud in the sky, Rodge.” “Dan E says so.” “Guy out in Jackman County?” “Yep.” “Dan’s a weatherman now?” “Better.” “How is that?” “He was a farmer theContinue reading “Roger and Larry – Septembler 23, 2022”

Rain, Grass, Rabbits, Squirrels, and Whorehouses – August 26, 2022

graphix: spwilcen Pretend you understand what this means. I’m tired of explaining. This Scares the hell out of 1,000 words. Go look for a kitty cat picture. Espie hasn’t visited in awhile “Looks like rain.” “What’s rain ‘look like,’ Jimmy?” “You know, Mister Espie. Clouding-up. Temperatures dropping. Bit of wind.” “Yeah.  I was just jerkingContinue reading “Rain, Grass, Rabbits, Squirrels, and Whorehouses – August 26, 2022”

Stream of Consciousness – March 31, 2022

graphix: spwilcen [Snicker.  Truthfully, ‘stream of unconsciousness.’] Rainy days are delightful.  Sitting in a recliner this afternoon [now yesterday, as you read or don’t read this] intent on noodling-out some plot snafus in Midas County, a cup of coffee and I sought refuge away from the keyboard to spend more time thinking than qwerty-pounding. WokeContinue reading “Stream of Consciousness – March 31, 2022”

Artistic Licenses – December 27, 2022

Graphix: spwilcen Favorite writers have recognizable styles.  Each appeals personally to individual readers.  That’s why we favor them. I poke a little fun here.  Most serious humor, disguises undeniable truth or hides it just under surface chuckles waiting for you to scratch away the obvious.   My library of favorites was largely sacrificed to relocation. Continue reading “Artistic Licenses – December 27, 2022”

Comfort Food – October 25, 2021

Original photo and graphic by spwilcen This morning’s rain is not summer rain.  It’s not autumn rain.  Though it’s not yet officially winter, this is represents the winter rains we’ll experience the next few weeks. A foretaste of what’s to come.  Rain that every year heralds winter’s imminent arrival and, next year when spring isContinue reading “Comfort Food – October 25, 2021”

$#%%!# Rain – October 15, 2021

Graphic: spwilcen 2020 Apologies to W. Somerset Maugham and any fan who takes this as a rip-off.  It’s not. It’s a mood. Generally don’t mind rain. Except when it’s rained for three days, the ground is saturated and threatens to break off in immodest chunks and slide downhill, requiring serious and time-consuming landscape repairs whenContinue reading “$#%%!# Rain – October 15, 2021”

In the News – March 28, 2021

Where most of it is destined anyway. Not all the good stuff or even all interesting stuff.  Just stuff that has bees in my bonnet. Middle Tennessee Moan, whine, bellyache.   Yep.  Again.  Or still.  All night long, rain and serious lightning.  Early evening yesterday, I was tending grill, believing the best (worst) of storms doneContinue reading “In the News – March 28, 2021”

Gonna Rain – January 8, 2021

Folks took it in stride the first month without rain in Baugus County.  The second month that’s all anyone talked about.  People stopped talking about it the third month.  Looked like a bona fide drought.  We keep the dealership garage open late Fridays.  Tommy Jancock came into the garage about closing time.  Tommy strikes folksContinue reading “Gonna Rain – January 8, 2021”