Sensible eyes could read it from the shore. Swells topped out at eighth to ten. Cross currents swung unnaturally across the sand at the waterline after each break. The cautious stood, feet buried holding boards and tugging at the edges of their wetsuits. Braver ones bounced atop the curls, … Continue reading

Door of a Thousand Yeses

My daughter's bedroom door makes me think of all the "No"s I've ever said. This is mainly because the door represents a big old "Yes!" Our house was never really huge on rules. When the kids were small we pretty much let them do whatever they wanted to their rooms with one exception -- … Continue reading

Grilled Firecracker Pork

Looking for something different to make the next time you grill? Look no further, this grilled pork is a keeper! Ingredients: 3 lb. boneless pork loin 3/4c. Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce 1/3c. orange marmalade 1/2tsp. Tabasco sauce 1/2tsp. horseradish   Directions: … Continue reading

The poetry of our very flesh

In Walt Whitman's Preface to Leaves of Grass,¬†Whitman writes: "...and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency, not only in its words, but in the silent lines of it lips and face, and between the lashes of your eyes and every motion and joint of your body." Several … Continue reading

Like White Elephants

It's a Sunday in August, and I am up before anyone else. This time of year that is rare. In a couple weeks we'll be back to 6 am alarms and classes and all that crap, which is why I try to take advantage of sleeping in. But last night was humid, which means this morning it is damp. Which, when … Continue reading