Glass-bottom Bucket

I had never experienced water so clear or sand so white.  As a beach-goer from infancy, my memories of the beach up to that point were confined to the Jersey Shore.  The beach on Andros Island in the Bahamas was intoxicating.  Starting with my first trip in 7th grade, I tried to spend nearly every daylight hour face-down in theContinue reading “Glass-bottom Bucket”

Chicken Shack

I have been taking a lot of mental vacations lately.  These tend to fall into two distinct but related camps: 1) mental breaks from days filled with Zoom work meetings, social-distancing and mask-adorned trips to the grocery, and 2) time spent recalling past vacations and trips.   I love to travel and explore new places.  I am fascinated withContinue reading “Chicken Shack”

Sister from another Mister, Brother from another Mother

We are a two-dog household.  We accept the double-whammies in dog food and vet bills, in twice as much dog fur to sweep and vacuum, in twice the number of potential sleeping dog tripping hazards.  For us, the pros far outweigh the cons.  Twice the tail-wags, twice the adoring looks, twice the sets of earsContinue reading “Sister from another Mister, Brother from another Mother”

My Grandfather’s Grandfather Clock

Recently I have become reacquainted with my grandfather’s grandfather clock.  And the timing (no pun intended) couldn’t be better. As I join what I hope is the vast majority of us and “hunker down,” I do so in the presence of a beautiful antique grandfather clock that belonged to my grandfather.  And as I oftenContinue reading “My Grandfather’s Grandfather Clock”