Just awoke on this Monday morning from a dream of running and scrambling through the fields, racing my good friend to a point we knew well. No euphemisms, nothing clever here, just a steeplechase in the old meaning of the word, where a man on horseback, out riding with his friends, would say something on […]
Emma was a difficult baby. She’d fuss, but when I tried to get her to nurse, she’d just turn her head away. If I pushed her too long, she’d begin to howl, a sound that started out low and built into a scream of defiance, “ananananananaNANANA!” and when she finally ate a little, it seemed […]
I googled this, in quotes, and got: So hey, I might drum up some random traffic.
Case A: “If you move, I swear to God, I will shoot you!” Assuming that the speaker is a Christian (and between 70 and 80% of Americans are, so it’s a safe, if not ironclad assumption), they’re probably in a bit of trouble with God, as Matthew 5:34 teaches us that Christians aren’t supposed to […]
I’m not sure exactly where this is going, but it’s triggering lots of good ideas. My stomach growled as I pushed the plastic curtain of the stall aside and thumped myself down onto one of the calf-high stools that lined the counter. There was an English menu, at least, but I went cold when the […]
It was a step up for me, but it’s gone now. Time to step up again.
image credit By Nuno Silva – Foi criado por mim, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5756259 There was a monster in her room, but Becka wasn’t afraid of it anymore. Daddy had taught her about monsters; he’d read her the stories about the hobbitses. Hobbitses were like people, but small, like her. He’d tickled her and called […]
Japanese Type 98 shin-gunto. Source: Wikipedia This is a true story that I always thought was funny. Then I looked up the casualty figures. When I was growing up, my dad had a Japanese katana* hanging over the fireplace. He’d take it down from time to time and pull it from its metal scabbard, […]
Something I made for a friend who shares a love of dolls
Sorry to anyone who tried to check the site over the weekend, there was a hiccup with my hosting company that needed to wait for normal business hours to be fixed. They say I’m all good now, so the stories will be coming back up shortly.