GOLDFINCHES GOING WILD

For days my feeders have been overwhelmed with Goldfinches going wild. I’ve had them before (when I bothered to put out feed) but I’ve never seen them like this. They’ve plowed through three full containers of sunflower seeds in about three days, mostly throwing them...

AMERICA’S MOST POPULAR PET

Historically, the squirrel is America’s most popular pet. In fact, in the 18th- and 19th centuries, squirrels were fixtures in American homes. Sorry, dog and cat lovers, I am not joking. In fact, January 21st was Squirrel Appreciation Day.  HISTORY OF AMERICA’S MOST...

MLK DAY SMALL TOWN TEXAS

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be amazed by the 2023 MLK Day celebration in the small Texas town of La Grange. Nestled in Fayette County just southeast of Austin, the county has a long and distinguished African American history. Freedom Colonies abound and La Grange...

WATER LINE BREAKS

Water line breaks! Not again! I thought that ugly memory would be relegated to the ghosts of snowmageddons past.  No such luck. The cold weather snuck in right before Christmas, but I was prepared. I spent time turning off the water at the road, draining the pipes,...

PARTING COMPANY IN 2023

My New Year’s Resolution in 2023 is parting company with things, people, or organizations not adding to my happiness. PARTING COMPANY WITH PHYSICAL OBJECTS Prior to Christmas, I reluctantly relinquished the quilt rack my mother gifted me. She passed away in 1978 and...

DRAG QUEEN BROUHAHA

All the drag queen brouhaha got me to thinking. (A dangerous thing for me to do!) Recently there have been a spate of threats and attacks against drag queen performances. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation reported that more than one hundred twenty drag...
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