Autobiography

Cherry

Ukulele Lesson 1

The longest journey must begin with a single step. Me and my new ukulele friend have a long way to go. We have a relationship to build, a trust to develop, unknown experiences to go through together, and I'm sure some disagreements. But if we can learn from each other, what better journey is there to embark upon. This is that first, tiny step...

Never Give Up

I wrestled this weather with snow-laden Algonquin style snow shoes climbing what seemed like a mountain of damp crystals. Determination an only guide...

Golden Memories: Sundries

No real theme to these recollections, but then that's often how memory seems to work, with strange tangential connections and unexpected associations...

Culture

Just an isolated experience to recount. But was it? I was in a large charity shop looking at stuff when I found myself ambling slowly past an orange...

Weight of a name

A name bears far too much, far too much weight My shoulder Hurts Please take this weight off me. Please, please just use it right. My mask cracks and...
Cherry

I Bring You Back the Rock Pile

I've made it back home from home. My current home is in North Carolina. My home town state is New York. When I grew up, I was blessed with...
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Thirsting For Autumn

Dear diary...it's weekend of the 17th and 18th July 2021. This heat is so overwhelming it leaves me drained and longing for cooler days. Call of the...

Country Life

I do like rambles, Especially picking brambles. But it can be mud and scrambles. In which case it's just a shambles, So I'm off tut pub instead (...
Gold cherry

A sleepy mid-July mid-afternoon

Azure sky green leaves lie against the blue, and puffs of white float by. All is quiet except a wood-pigeon’s constant thrusting note. A car sweeps...
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Cherry

Last Will And Testament

Waiting deep inside; unique to each. My thoughts, the last moments in the cellar of our empty old Victorian house before it was demolished 1961. Pic: my own