Wednesday, September 28, 2016


Today I saw an old black woman walking a yellow duck on a leash. She had snow white hair and a crookedy back and the little fat duck just waddled right along behind her, happy as can be. Or maybe it was her handbag in a pull-behind cart. They look so much alike, you know. 



    

Friday, September 23, 2016


Do you know why cows have such skinny legs?

So they don't get stuck in the mud. 

It's like poking a toothpick into a cake. 

Or something. 

 





Friday, September 16, 2016


"Whatcha looking for Pete?" 

Pete's as tall as Pete can get, standing with his paws on the second shelf of my tool rack, his nose searching the edge of the third. 

"Nothing," he says, and comes down to curl on the floor, as if nothing was indeed the case.

"What does a Nothing look like?" I ask, after he's settled. 

Pete looks up at me, then away, then up and then away again. 

"A cat," he says. 

"Mostly."  

Sunday, September 11, 2016


Pete was burying dog biscuits today. Pete's little still, he doesn't know.








Saturday, September 10, 2016



“How can you stand it?” they ask, “It’s so quiet. There’s no one to talk to.”
But in the morning the crickets come to chat, at lunch the cows, in the afternoon the swallows and all day long the Friendly Butterflies. It’s a wonder, really, I get anything done at all.