Sparks (or not)
Emitted from the fire, their tiny illumination endures for the briefest of moments…then, they are gone

Archive for the ‘observations’ Category

The Origin of Sport and Our Link With the Animals

February 10, 2013

My grandpa used to say, “There’s book-learnin’, there’s common sense and there’s farmer sense.” Farmer sense has to do with feeling the soil, sensing the mood of the wind and observing the body language of animals. Living on a small farm, I’m often treated to a lesson in animal behavior. I watch with interest as […]

It’s a Mad (mentally unstable) World…

September 4, 2010

The ad pleads: “Try Lunesta for sleep problems…”(accompanied by soothing music and a flitting butterfly) “But be aware Lunesta may also cause swelling of the tongue and throat, which may lead to death. It may also cause irritability, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts, and it has occasionally been known to produceĀ  periods of memory loss…and […]

The Master and the Disciple

March 8, 2010

Something about this seemingly ordinary photograph caught my attention. The subjects are the legendary basketball coach Nolan Richardson and disgraced former sprint sensation, Marion Jones. Richardson has followed along a path of success as a coach at Tulsa University, the University of Arkansas and presently, the Tulsa Shock, a new women’s professional basketball franchise. Banned […]


October 10, 2009

workout at the gym…? pedicure…? tanning booth…? …or the tiny piece of shade of the locust tree…?