John Steinbeck’s “The Pearl” was a huge section of my 8th grade English class. Also, it was the opportunity for one of the most memorable impacts of a teacher upon my young pupil-hood. I was having trouble grasping the depth of Steinbeck’s symbolism. What I could see was much too articulate for deeming as symbolic [...] Continue Reading »
Addair and I just got back from the flea market. You can see he enjoyed the ride home. Ashley is getting her encaustic workshop ready and we’re staying out of the house. The flea market is across from bass pro and both Addair and I thought we should make a stop. He likes the fish [...] Continue Reading »
Last Tuesday I finished a draft of the memoir which now has been given the working-title “Mustache Dad.” I printed it off and it’s sitting in a stack beside me. Though it’s full of issues and thin parts and likely pages upon pages that will be cut, there is quite a feeling of accomplishment to [...] Continue Reading »
Hiding from Addair Kentucky because he seems to do better when he can’t see me. Lord have mercy. (from Ashley who is frustrated)
Makes me want to dance. Addair Kentucky was grooving with me but he fell asleep. Suppose to be warm tomorrow , hallelujah .
One of Levon’s ancestors was a mighty fine photographer. And his grandmother has kept the most amazing boxes of memorabilia. This is how we’re spending our West Tennessee night.
In the back seat with baby. Love my family and feeling happy. And a little mischievous. Addair Kentucky has taken good naps a couple days in a row and it must have me feeling giddy. Maybe the pop music on the radio too.
Months ago I was posting drafts of memoir chapters as I wrote them. The writing has been a stop and go effort for two years now, and a huge struggle of time management. I am guilty of making more time for writing than is fair, truthfully. The balance of work, and the work I wish [...] Continue Reading »
We put the final touches on 122 W. Glenwood early last week, with the plan to list for sale by March 1st. The landscapers are coming before and I’ll post pictures of the final result. The rest of the week we made a hard push to finish 700 E. Scott before Friday’s open [...] Continue Reading »
This afternoon I have been working to unclutter the blog a bit. ”I just turned 31,” I told myself. ”I should have a tidier blog.” Also a tidier living room, truck cab, and all the ashes cleaned out of the stove. Tomorrow we shall put our heads down and paint, but today I found E [...] Continue Reading »