small stuff and unrelated bits and pieces that inspire me

WORDS in every stocking

As a child my favorite and most memorable Christmas gifts were a geologist’s rock hammer, a microscope, a chemistry set -- and books.  Every year Uncle Bob, the bachelor friend [...]

By |2012-05-18T11:49:11-07:00December 11th, 2011|odds & ends|Comments Off on WORDS in every stocking

My love affair with skydiving

On a spring day in 1981 I made my first parachute jump under an old military T-10: A big round olive green 'chute blossoming over my head just seconds after letting go of the strut [...]

By |2012-05-18T13:03:39-07:00October 29th, 2011|odds & ends|Comments Off on My love affair with skydiving

Time-traveling

“The past is never dead.  It’s not even past”  -- William Faulkner What drives me to write is a desire to connect with other lives, to imagine and recreate them. [...]

By |2012-05-18T13:35:59-07:00July 11th, 2011|odds & ends|Comments Off on Time-traveling