doublet — 2007-11-22

Happy Day of Thanks

It’s T-Day and you know what that means. Grab a rake and head on over. There’s lots of gold and red and orange to go around. Actually forget the rake. The tractor handles them just fine. Thirty minutes and the yard will be spic and span.

golden turf

doublet — 2007-11-03

Black CatS Manor Again

A couple weeks ago, with Halloween fast approaching and black cat one not acting too much like he enjoyed being the only black cat in the manor, I headed to the closest cat adoption center. Waiting for me in cage #1 was the new black cat two. He’s adapted well to his new surroundings except for the brand of litter.

black cat two aka martin

If you happened to be collecting candy in the neighborhood recently you might have wondered who the dude in the window was. Me too.

window dude

doublet — 2007-10-09

RIP Mister Winston

Once again I reside at Black Cat Manor. Mr. Winston left this morning for the great sparrow hunting ground in the sky. Salem is not pleased. Nor am I. Happy hunting, Winston. We’ll miss your claws.

Happy Hunting

doublet — 2007-06-16

The fight against squirrels abroad

Evidently they didn’t have an ASDS or things like this wouldn’t happen.

Squirrel goes on a rampage, attacking and biting a 72 year old woman, a construction worker, and an old man tending his garden before being crutched to death.

Squirrel attack in Germany
doublet — 2007-06-02

At Seventeen or Fifty

It’s all the same.

I learned the truth at seventeen
that love was meant for beauty queens
and high school girls with clear skinned smiles
who married young and then retired.
The valentines I never knew
the friday night charades of youth
were spent on one more beautiful
at seventeen I learned the truth

Janis Ian, from 1967’s Society’s Child to 2006’s Folk is the New Black , 40 years of truth and incite. She’ll be at the Bluebird in July. I might have to make a short road trip.

Janis Ian home page