Jonathan Winters record rather than James Fenimore Cooper. Nevertheless, Pathfinder has a nice, vaguely sarcastic ring to it.
No man ever steps in the same river twice. It is not the same river and he’s not the same man.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
Gentleman (and Ladies),
We have situation where one of our frequent commenters is about to be thrown out of a third rate banana republic. A couple of us have been exchanging news, bad advice and copies of letters to embassies, etc for a couple of months now and it has finally come to a head. At the end of this month he has to be out. Period. The issue is that he has a family there. His young son has dual citizenship, but his wife does not. (I have just been advised that his son also needs a Banana Republic passport to leave.) If I were a religious man I would be praying for him. I am not, so Warren Zevon is all I have to offer.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
For local hikers, go to the south end of Madison, turn left on Oregon for one block to the dead end ... and find the hidden park. :-) And be alone for awhile.
|Sign with MY STICK, a reclaimed shovel handle which spent 30 years as a curtain rod in our basement before being reborn a third time. It just feels right in my hand. It was just waiting for all those years.|
|Lorna with HER store-bought sticks.|
|Very dry. Normally this is a marsh.|
|Walnuts. You could fill a large pickup box with black|
walnuts this year.
|Markers. Somebody's pets? Or unfortunate pioneers?|
|Teak (!) chair at the rest stop.|
|Yard art. Bird feeders, chairs and benches - places to sit and think and rest your feet.|