Sunday, February 7, 2016



I got a new bike rack to go with my new bumper hitch to go with my new car and used it for the first time today for my ride to the beach.  I had a great tail wind for the first 12 miles and then battled a horrible head wind the last ten miles. 






Friday, February 5, 2016







“Nothing lasts forever.”
A chilling sentiment not lost
on a man standing at the brink,
dare I say the precipice, of starting
his 64th lap around the sun.

“Everything born must die.”
An eerie whisper to remind me
that the wheel of life, my life,
continues its march to the beat
of its own schedule.

“Time and tide waits for no man.”
A gripping realization that one’s
allotted time on this merry-go-round,
nee roller-coaster we call life,
is fleeting at best.

So does one just roll over and give up?
Screaming at the inevitable?
Howling at the unstoppable?
Screeching at the unthinkable?

NO!!

I chose to soar like an eagle,
with sharpened eyesight
and razor sharp talons.
Swooping down from the clouds  
on my unsuspecting prey.

Delivering a staggering blow to
that bastard time,
who will win in the end,
but not before I’ve left him
bloodied and bruised.

--Ken Ferguson--
Artista di Parole




Sunday, January 31, 2016

It's raining!!!


Ernest Hemingway.  I read his "classic" "Farewell to Arms."  It was a tough sled getting through it and what a dreadful ending.  No wonder he killed himself. 





Saturday, January 30, 2016


On of my memories of growing up in Northern Minnesota is walking on the freshly fallen snow.  I remember the sound of it crunching under my boots and the quiet when the snow was falling.  Wouldn't it be great to be walking in this picture right now? 
Mrs. Smith