Archive for the 'Just stuff' Category

Physicians and Weathermen

I hadn’t ever considered (prior to today) that doctors have an important commonality with weathermen:  neither can give an accurate forecast. Consider:  weathermen are very often wrong with their predictions.  Likewise, my mother’s doctor was unwilling to answer the question, “How long do I have to live?” with any specificity.  It seems that often, their [...]

Familiar Feathered Friends

When we arrived in New Hampshire in early June, one of the first sounds I heard was the inimitable arguing of hummingbirds.  I can hardly tell you how happy I was to find them here, since they’re one of my favorite photography subjects (though they can be tough to shoot!). Did you know that hummingbirds [...]


Yesterday, we made “second visits” to the couple of houses that made the cut — and I brought my camera along so I could show my mother where we’re (maybe) going to end up. Considering we ended up making an offer at the end of the day, you might think I’d have a couple shots [...]

The Ninth Life (Updated)

Pounce seems to be resting quietly again. Thank goodness. I can’t bear the thought of him suffering. It’s been a brutally fast decline.  Even though the vet told us that this type of cancer moves very quickly, I’m still shocked. He’s only 11 years old.  I expected — looked forward to — many more years [...]

Saints. Sunday. Be there.

Okay.  So it’s no secret that I’m a rabid New Orleans Saints fan.  Have been for decades;  even went through the “Ain’ts” stage, complete with bag on head. This year, though, is altogether different.  They’re playing Sunday against Minnesota for a chance at all the marbles.  The winner goes to the Superbowl. Yes, the Superbowl.  [...]