Ol’ Slobber

Me and Chuck was in the fort in the back yard playing I Can Take It. I already won the hold-your-breath contest and we was decidin’ whether to use Ma’s straight pins or the matches he’d brought for the next contest when we heard a tank coming up the alley. Through the cattails, we saw…

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An Unfortunate Phobia and Chess

“Shawn, did you dump Chess somewhere? “’Course not. Shut up.” He kept his eyes on his phone, his thumbs in a frenzy. “You dump off every dog I get. Emery gave me that one, said she’d be quiet and not dig anywhere. So why’d you dump her?” “Shut up. You think I dumped you stupid…

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The Apple Toy

I have a chewed up Winesap that is not going to make it. If everybody had as much trouble as me when it comes to fruit, the suppliers would not be able to give trees and plants away. Phooey. You may know I work in town and only get home to the cabin on weekends. I…

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HooDoo Remembered

I had money in my past life way out in sunny California. That’s now I earned enough to buy my land and cabin kit. Ain’t got none now, money that is, but that’s a different story. One of the unnecessary but cool things I bought in that halcyon time was a nice German scroll saw.…

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