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Creek Jots 2011-11-03

â–¶ Home Alone: Let the wild rumpus begin. Wife is off to south Alabama for a week, to a high school reunion and whatever rumpusing opportunities that might offer, while Tsuga and I try (not too hard, mind you) to…

Linkorama for Monday 10 October

I have quite a few plates spinning this morning, and need to move to outdoor chores soon since we have rain coming in for a few days, mid week. So here are some of the latest SAVES from a long…

Brain Dump: Where is My Staff?

What’s the opposite of writer’s block? Whatever the term, I have it. Maybe it’s the Lucy in the Cake Factory syndrome: the cherries can’t come fast enough. Stop! There are too many things to think about and write about and…

See, Hear, Taste, Touch

See the tiny hummingbird! I know some of you have seen a hummingbird MOTH like this one and jumped to the logical conclusion it was some rare kind of wee bird, hovering exactly like its namesake. These are the darndest…

Creek Jots ~ Early August

Modes of transportation: walking that feels like swimming, pushing against a heavier-than-air substance that is the atmosphere sodden and scorching in the July heat. Standing still, the dog paddle. Getting to and from the mailbox, overhand freestyle. Watch that you…

My My My!

▶ My Neck of the Woods: Apple Ridge Farm summer camp blends nature with academics. FloydFest adds cash to Southwest Virginia’s economy . And a brand spanking new website exploring arts, crafts and culture of Southwest Virginia myswva.org, that is a great resource if you hope…

Hole-punch Clouds and Chewbacca

It’s Saturday. I will have even fewer blog visitors than on a work-day. I don’t have to find the narrative thread that ties any one thing with another. It’s my blog. I have a full cup of coffee. And the…

Editers Need Not Apply

In the Heat of Battle, Hit Mute There are obviously those who can write coherently from battlefields, riots and the scene of natural disasters. I’m not one of them. I can’t put two thoughts together unless the butt-chair-keyboard combo is…

Fragments From…15 June 11

â–¶ We have had a blessed (or cursed, depending on point of view) event here: we have four young hens obtained from our neighbors now living with us in the posh accommodations provided for their predecessors. It will be a…

Creek Notes ~ Early April

♬ At the suggestion of a Fragments reader, we have investigated and then ordered a Thundershirt for our dog, and it may arrive today——before the next thunderstorm,  a possible answer for all of us under this roof. If this works,…

Creek Jots / Friday March 4

  â–¶ Before I forget, here’s the third of three “picture cards” (I’m searching for a name for these 6×8 borderless heavy-stock cards) I’ll have for local sale soon. The image was taken through a (typically-dirty) porthole window, about mid-flight…

Creek Jots 4 Feb 11

â–¶ Writer’s Rail Disaster ~  Wednesday, a writing project moved along quickly and smoothly, a train of thought followed and destination reached. Thursday, wife was home. Box cars left the track and set off in all directions, in a tragic…

Creek Notes: 2 February

☼ This Friday from 6 to 8 across from the Floyd Country Store: come to the Artisan’s Center in The Station and say hello. Hang around for as much of the running image show (on my laptop, the place is…

Creek Jots 2011-01-24

☐  I wish I’d turned the rock and found a five inch neon-colored crayfish new to science. ☐  Not good to change insurance providers in mid-stream. An individual would never do such a thing; their employer doesn’t give a rip…