Hanging Out at Mohican

I close the front door behind me and step down from the porch. The porch is collapsing towards the house and will need to be repaired. Across the yard, my wife is leaning on the car parked against the curb, on the street called Mohican Way. The late summer sun is streaming in below the trees…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge ~ Buildings

I’ve been waiting for a reason to post more photos taken with my Fancy Camera that I barely know how to use. (I understand which button makes it go, but there are lots of other buttons that just confuse me.) I found one in Cee’s Fun Foto Challene: Buildings. So here are some buildings. And a good bit…

Smackdown! Texas v. Ohio

I was born in Chicago. When I was one, my father transferred with his company to a better job in Texas. But no sooner had he and my mother started to get comfortable there than an even better gig came up in Ohio. So it was off to Ohio. About nine months into the Ohio…

Ode to Heavy Metal

O, Heavy Metal Music! You caught me unawares one night when I, alone in my bedroom, had the radio set to Q102, Texas’ Best Rock. You interrupted an endless parade of “meh” rock songs with “Two Minutes to Midnight” by Iron Maiden, the opening riff of which caused every ear attached to my head to…

Rangers: The Missing Piece

This is what the A’s looked like after beating the Rangers 9-8 on Friday despite an almost-miracle Rangers comeback. They looked like winners. They carried themselves like winners. Because they are winners. In an article on ESPN, Jean-Jaques Taylor wrote: Oakland, playing its best baseball of the season, essentially clinched the division Friday night. Oakland…