Category Potpourri

Creek Jots ~ Earliest Spring 2014

I usually post “jots” towards the end of the week. So shoot me. Between income tax and company coming and the firewood supply giving out, my hands are full. So read below, from my abbreviated morning musing… [su_heading size=”14″]Spring has…

Creek Jots ~ Almost the Ides of March

[su_heading size=”14″ align=”left”]OneNote to Rule Them All[/su_heading] On the geek front–which I’ve tried to avoid here but will tend to elaborate more in the future at the other site: I am all giddy over the recent announcement that Microsoft will…

Creek Jots ~ 2014 January 24

They are frozen jots, amigos, two below and falling as I type at 430a (update: -4 at 730a) and blowing like a banshee up top. I am wearing everything I can find, including two afghans and a hat. (update -5…

Putting Things Off: Gotta Luv Me

Okay, I’m paying for my procrastination–on several fronts. I put off getting up a blog post I’ve been thinking about (blog posts these days being mostly personal writing exercises and archived ruminations.) The one I had in mind to dig…

Creek Jots ~ Monday Mid-November

â–¶ We’re putting the finishing touches on the slide show we hope to offer both for the Wendell Berry events this week and as a permanent item on the Blue Mountain High School Website or Blog. The students have been…

Creek Jots ~ Early November

â–¶ Made a visit yesterday (for reasons I shan’t explain) to Eagle Rock north of Daleville on the James River. (Image or two coming soon.) Noting the riverine location as I scouted the destination before we traveled, I remembered that…

Jots is All I Got

â–¶ I will be making an attempt to have one or more teenagers abandon the notion that they are NOT the center of the universe. Wish me luck. I’ll be thinking through that for noon-45 while I set in a…

Creek Jots 2 August

â–¶ Distracted earlier in the week by the now-pleasant-memory of the Warm Hearth event, the Panasonic Lumix LX7 that came Wednesday has finally had a field trip. I’m a long way from comfortable with this camera, but it’s macro capability…

Journey Jots Mid July

â–¶ It  feels like irresponsible neglect, to leave a garden when it has, at last, finally started to grow vigorously at the same time the insect invaders first appear. I feel less conflict over being gone for a week as…

Flotsam from Floyd 25 May 13

*  This is National Dirty Fingernail Week. (I just declared it!) Wear them proudly, and give up the notion that you’ll remember or be able to wear gloves transplanting small sets or pulling tiny weeds. Black is beautiful. *  The…

Creek Jots ~ April 19

▶ First off, let me say the the doctor discounted the sudden lesion I reported yesterday as being related to or resulting from a tick. He called it a skin infection (one odd-looking puncture wound?) and put me on Doxycyclin–which is…

Friday Creek Jots ~ March 7

Own a Waterfall: As much as I hate to see it happen, given all the unsettling activity and change and traffic and noise that has come to Goose Creek with the old house burning down and new neighbors logging down…

Creek Jots 2012-12-20

â–¶ We will have some firewood left come spring, but not nearly enough for next winter. I’m hoping to get a load from the neighbors again (they don’t do this routinely or commercially) since their heaping truckful was so consistently…

Creek Jots ~ Early December 2012

â–¶ Some of you who don’t do Facebook or Twitter have been grateful to find information about Doug Thompson’s status here, and since many of you live beyond the reach of local papers, I’ll point you to a piece about…