The Eddys & McClures: A Tale of Two Families

The Eddys & The McClures: A Tale of Two Famlies

Meet Hale, Palmer, Lizzy, Doug, Nancy, Desi, Dani and their assorted parents Eddy and Ella, Sanford and Sydney—the Eddy and McClure families of Crawford. Their secrets, dreams, aspirations, and insights are all part of life in a small town which is big enough to host robbers, thugs, gossips, and criminals. By combining my own memories of growing up with a dash of today’s sensibilities, The Eddys & the McClures: A Tale of Two Families came alive in my imagination.

The Bank Heist
After Breakfast
The Highway Supervisor
CFAFC or A Promise to Misty
The Hardware Detective

Emme and Daffy

Emmeline and Daphne, sisters who shared their lives,
separate and together, with us for 17 years.
This one’s about Daffy.

THE COOKIE CURSE - Short Story

Freihofer's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Experiments don’t always turn out the way you might expect.   more...

VEGAN

What it might mean to be vegan. more…

THOUGHTS WHILE MOWING THE LAWN

Mowing the lawn, like doing the dishes or weeding is the kind of activity that sets the mind free to think about anything that pops up. more…

CHEERILY, CHEERIUP, CHEERIO, CHEERIUP

This morning, I found myself listening carefully to the robin’s song. It’s a series of curvaceous chirps and chortles ornamented with grace notes and mordants.  more…

STONEY - A Very Short Story

Stoney stood at the edge of the small pond. Four turtles basked in the stones at the water’s edge. It made Stoney think of the old rhyme, “’Over in the meadow by the old oak tree, lived an old mother turtle and her little turtles three. ‘Bask!’ said the mother. more…

RECOVERING — A Story

Recovering - a Story

I can hear the alarm go off as I lie here in bed in the living room. An odd sort of boudoir, the living room.  more…

A LABYRINTH IN EDINBURGH - A Visual Journey

A labyrinth and a maze are two different things. A maze you can get lost in. A labyrinth can bring clarity. So it was in Scotland one October day… more…

TOO MANY PASSWORDS

It’s ten years ago that I wrote about being buried in passwords, Now, 10 years later, password management apps are de rigueur. Since that post way back in 2012, not only are there multiple ways to save passwords… more…

THE BIG RED BALLOON - A Poem

Balloon acsent over Albany, NY

A summer day when the city was 350 years old with a celebration and a unique journey.  more…

FLIGHT — A Fragment

The place where it happened was a kind of old barn or clubhouse. A two-story building with a balcony around the inside. All the old crowd were there. more…

ARNIE — A Fragment

I’d known Arnie for 13 years before I thought of him as a friend of mine. more…

STRING ART - A Gallery Catalog

String Art

This reclusive artist was discovered living near the High Tor area of Rockland County, New York… more…

THE FOURTH OF JULY

The sun would set in another hour. more…

CALVIN AND HOBBES

Dear-Mr-Watterson

Once upon a time way back in the 1980s there was a cartoonist called Bill Watterson. He elaborated on his own childhood to create one of the all-time most hilarious, insightful and delightful cartoons of the 20th century. more…