Friday, July 16, 2010


It has occurred to me that one of summers most pleasant diversions is following small and sudden signs that point to garage sales. If you don't have a dime there will still be a free box. Although it will be thoroughly rummaged, a hidden treasure will always be waiting. Yesterday a free box yielded a warped and musty hard cover copy of "The Man in the Iron Mask" and a small glow-in-the-dark space alien with great red eyes. I put a colorful ribbon through the alien and he has become a one-of-a-kind necklace for Cedar. The book will be good winter reading and then go to the Thrift Shop to be returned to circulation.
On losing a house Mary O wrote: "The bumble bee knows where their home is. They have memorized every stalk and leaf of the field... Where will we go with our table and chairs, our bed, our 9,000 books, our TV, PC, VCR, our cat who is 16 years old?"
Where? Homelessness is difficult and it is not easy to find housing that accepts pets. Also there will be an outrageous deposit.
Ray Bradbury offers writers his advice. "...while our art cannot... save us from wars, privation, envy, greed, old age or death, it can revitalize us amidst it all."
Wallis has one year of sobriety!!


  1. BRAVO for Wallis! I've been to the 2nd hand in Akeley and bought baskets for Blue Lodge for guests' converters, chargers, whatever. Very fun. May get lined when I find my blue handled scissors. Great mushroom hike this morning - right before the rain. Dar and I scored, they've been sauteed and will be in the salad tomorrow. All the best for the retreat!

  2. What kinds of good mushrooms did you find?