Friday, April 27, 2012


Tonight me and Evie  decided to do a "free-write" (writing non-stop) for 5 minutes.  It may not seem long but when your mind is blank it can be hard.  We chose the subject of railroads... my writing was rather mundane, but here it is.

When I think about railroads I see my cousin Ed walking on the tracks, in Suffern.  His dog smelling around, not too far from him.
I think about trains, and the sounds of trains, whistling in the night.  It's a lonesome sound... And the people riding in the cars, often solitary themselves, with bags or business by thier side.
Railroads bring to mind traveling circuses, and scenes from Water For Elephants - the book, not the movie.  The cars carrying the performers and the ringmaster in the best cars, and the real behind the scenes workers sharing shabby quarters.
Railroads bring to mind photography, because I've seen so many photos of the rails.
The one that I have is of my cousin walking along with his dog.

(It's a scanned photo, very faded from years of age)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Logan, these days

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

surprise my eyes

I was just perusing the internet when the glow suddenly caught my eye, and through the window I see this. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

how the night progressed

Looks like there might be some rain on the other side of the bay.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter weekend to all

I haven't blogged at all for April yet, so I wanted to at least welcome her in with a few words.

I miss seeing Logan. Once every couple of weeks is just not good enough. Miss seeing Melissa, too. Got to try to get around to doing some visiting.

Had one of my fainting episodes again the other night, and woke on the floor, my rib/s feeling cracked again, just like last time. Haven't gone for x-rays. No diagnosis on the fainting yet, despite tests (echo, doppler, eeg, etc.). Will see my doctor next week, and probably get re-referred to the neurologist.

So, anyway, I am in pain a lot of the time, and that always sucks. I do a pretty good job at distracting myself from the pain, though.... by writing, or reading, or playing with Little Guy.

The claims dept at the bank where the fiasco happened is telling me that I will be getting reimbursed for the money that was scammed from me. I want to believe this is true, but I need to have a check in my hand before I can. Sure would be nice. We'll see.

So, It is truly Spring out there. Trees budding all over the place. The air is brisk.

Took a couple of pics out the window... this tree on the corner always blossomed so pretty. I think it's a maple, but I'm really not sure. Against the wall there is a cherry(?) blossom tree. The bigger older trees are yet to reveal their buds.
Wishing a Happy Easter and a Happy Passover to all my friends out there.