Category Potpourri

Creek Jots ~ 2010-03-07

Last night in my dream I was late to class–for an exam, no less. (This panicky disorientation is a recurrent and rather universal dream motif, I understand. I was however, far as I know, wearing pants.) The class was under…

Passing the Buck

Image via Wikipedia Nothing to see here. On your way. But before you go, let me send you to… The Slippery Slope of Winter Parts One and Two, from the last two issues of the Star Sentinel / Roanoke. If…

Creek Journal ~ 2010-02-12

☼ Imagine: In six weeks, the first tiny flowers appear in the lawn grasses, mustards mostly, tiny cruciferous signs of spring. Liars. Buds swelling, hints of red in the treetops along the ridge in the slanting first light of morning,…

Creek Jots 2010-01-08

I Have Less and Less to Say This may bring a sigh of relief to some. In aggregating my blog archives back to spring 2002, I find monthly word count averages in 2003 of 25 to 30k each month. In…

Creek Jots 2009-12-23

☼ Grown-ups in Floyd County approached Cabin Crazies until the sun broke out yesterday. This widely recognized local dare-devil captured in the stop-action image above wasted no time finding excitement under the blue skies over the heart of downtown Floyd.…

Creek Jots ~ 2009-12-11

☼ We’re stoking the stove about once an hour, and that massive woodpile out back is showing attrition from both ends. We’ll have left-overs come spring, but I think I might go ahead and place an order for another dump…

Creek Jots ~ 2009-12-07

☼ For those of you with ties to or interest in Floyd County or the southern mountain culture and those who have lived it long and well, watch for This Pleasant Land: a Blue Ridge History. I haven’t had a…

Creek Jots ~ 12-02-2009

☼ Witnessed Last night:  by far the largest ring around the moon I’ve ever seen, by my estimate, at least 40 moon-diameters wide. Only two of these amazing circles of pale light would fill the bowl of night sky open…

Jots 10-20-2009

☼ The “Beauty is…” session with the students yesterday, like most things in life, was mixed. Kids were great, I was somewhat below average, and the projection details were unfortunate: the only direct shaft of morning light coming through the…

Buzzzz-y as a ….

I can’t tell you what a relief it will be to get on top of the pending patient-care documentation for my last home health patients I’m discharging today. The paperwork I loathe, even while I’m happy to see these fine…

Via Electric Church

I found myself filling time pleasantly in a gentle mist between errands and home patients on Monday. Walking back up to pick the car after repairs at Harvey’s, the old Via Electric building seem stark and imposing, now padlocked, but…

Thursday Shorts: 05-21-2009

Find info about Floyd County Events at NRVNews Floyd Downtown Jubilee June 20 ~ where Ron Campbell and I will be sharing a booth. Come by and see us! Farm Fresh To You: Storage and Use Tips ~ To keep…

Worms Eat My Garbage

That’s the title of a borrowed book sitting on my desk just beyond my keyboard. I tell you this because I’m otherwise at a loss for a blogging topic this morning. I’m speechless. *Well not entirely. It is as if…