HARVEY, AND THE TURTLE SWIMMING IN MY BACK YARD

It’s been a week now since Harvey started steamrolling his way up the Texas coast, dumping 30 inches of rain in my neighborhood over a 5 day period.  I live in the Buffalo Bayou watershed, and that water is still lapping against the bottom floor of my four-story building. Mercifully, that water has receded about…

BEACHED, PROPERLY

I’m sitting on a somewhat comfortable couch in a hotel in Corpus Christi, Texas, with football on the tv (muted) and iTunes radio playing some totally incredible jazz. I feel totally relaxed and accomplished, since what I came to Corpus Christi to do for work went really well and I completed my task. One of…

WHERE JEDI GO WHEN THEY DIE

I thought Yoda just… dissolved into the spirit world, but apparently, they buried him in the dirt outside my apartment.

I AMPUTATED SANTA’S ARM

I amputated Santa’s arm while putting away Christmas ornaments.  I’ve done this before, as you can see.

DECEMBER AND A CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED WEATHER

Last year, on December 4th, we had a very rare Snow Day.  It was cold all weekend, and I built a tiny snowman.  So, it was no surprise that it was nearly 80 degrees yesterday, or that I woke up this morning and it was 50 degrees outside.  It should also be no surprise that my…

FEELING THE FLIP

Taken at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo by Sassy If most of life is perceived right-side up, then I am seeing life from the point of view of this rodeo clown these days.  Everything seems out of whack, but in reality, life is moving along as it always has, I’m just feeling the flip. While…

SO THIS TRUCK BLEW UP OUTSIDE MY APARTMENT THIS MORNING…

In the middle of my usual Saturday morning activities (this usually means cleaning), I heard a loud BOOM, much like a transformer blowing up.  Since I’d heard many transformers up during Hurricane Ike, I thought I knew this noise well. The second boom came just a few minutes later, followed by screaming, sirens and another…

NEVER FORGOTTEN

You are missed, as always. Never forgotten, always in our hearts. We’ll see each other again and eat “Old Lady Cake” and laugh and tease as always. This is your birthday, dear brother. Your sister loves you.

KEYS

Lent is upon us again. Last night I made pancakes for two friends and we enjoyed each others’ company and enjoyed a tradition of what many do the night before Lent. We celebrated Fat Tuesday, the last night for forty days to indulge before entering a season of reflection, prayer, and fasting. After my friends…

FROHLICHE WEINACHTEN!

I hope you and yours are having a wonderful Christmas! Last night, after a wonderful Christmas Eve service at my church, Ecclesia, I drove through some neighborhoods to take pictures of Christmas lights. Above are a few of many I took. Then I went uptown to take pictures of the poinsettia. I used my monopod…

SNOW!

I was treated to this sight this weekend. The moon was bright, close and loomed large in the night sky! Last Wednesday night, we were treated to a couple of inches of snow. Yes, Houston had snow. To the south and east, they received up to four inches in a short amount of time. I…