Posts in category "Just Stories"

I'm Sorry, Are You Threatening Me?

You wake up early in the morning, suck down some coffee and make an effort to make some kind of decisions that will affect the outcome of your day. Going to work is out of the question. Snow storm from hell is being predicted and experience says that spending three or more hours trying to... Read more »

View from the Porch – Time for a Change, Spring and a Job

View from the Porch – Time for a Change, Spring and a Job
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ By 6:30 this morning, all four of the bald eagles had drifted up the river to their sitting spot below my house.... Read more »

View from the Porch – Not in the Mood for Writing Words this Morning

View from the Porch – Not in the Mood for Writing Words this Morning
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ So here’s something by my friend Bob Long, Jr. that I enjoyed reading this morning: Late Night Walk to the Beach House... Read more »
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View from the Porch – White is a Color

View from the Porch – White is a Color
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ Stepping outside and seeing everything covered in white made me feel good. Nearly four months of nothing but brown and gray was... Read more »

View from the Porch – Oddly Quiet and did I Mention I've been Looking for Work?

View from the Porch – Oddly Quiet and did I Mention I've been Looking for Work?
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ The wind has died down and the birds are out in numbers, but they are oddly quiet. Only one lone goose down... Read more »

View from the Porch – Smoking in the Garage and Wondering Whether to Write Anything Down

View from the Porch – Smoking in the Garage and Wondering Whether to Write Anything Down
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ It’s noon, I’ve been up since 6:30 AM and I still haven’t bothered writing anything down. I’ve been trying to get in... Read more »
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View from the Porch – North Star and Satellites

View from the Porch – North Star and Satellites
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ My first trip out to the porch this morning, it was still dark. If I look up at about a 45 degree... Read more »

View from the Porch – Some say the World will end in Fire, Some say in Ice

View from the Porch – Some say the World will end in Fire, Some say in Ice
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ Four thirty ay em the alarm goes off. The wife has to go to work. Weaver, the aptly named young cat, starts... Read more »

View from the Porch – Sandhill Cranes and Drunks

View from the Porch – Sandhill Cranes and Drunks
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ The change to cold weather this morning had its effect on the song birds. Only two bothered to sing and they didn’t... Read more »
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View from the Porch – Clouds on the Horizon

View from the Porch – Clouds on the Horizon
Don’t even try talking to me before I’ve sucked down a couple of cups of coffee. Coffee must be sucked down while I’m out on the front porch, with a cheap cigar. _________ The sky is getting brighter and still more song birds heard, but not seen, throughout the neighborhood. To the east the first... Read more »