Archives for May 2012

Walt’s Leaves

The lawn at the Palatial Horvath Estate has really enjoyed the rainy, warm, and humid weather we’ve been having lately. Over the past week the grass rose defiantly, screaming its supremacy, cackling madly and singing “Feed me, Seymour, feed me all night long.” As I walked down the path to my car, I could see […]

Time Well Spent

I’ve been thinking a lot about my father lately.  That’s partly because he would have turned 80 on May 4th.  And it’s partly because of Memorial Day.  And it’s also because I’m still learning things about him I didn’t know before. I didn’t always have the best relationship with Daddy – the fault for that […]

Remembering On Memorial Day

When I was a kid, I didn’t really know what Memorial Day was about. I knew there were parades (or “prades”, as you can see in this post). I knew there were marching bands. The local Masonic temple would come out on their motorcycles and do routines. Old men would hand out fake poppies and […]

Cat Haiku

As I was shuffling through papers the other day, I happened upon the following examples of haiku poetry written from a cat’s point of view. I have no idea who wrote them, but my cat Eddie has taken to wearing a beret and insisting on being called “Francois”. Reach your own conclusions. For those who […]

Dueling With The Blogosphere

Blogosphere. Betsy. En garde! *slash* *clatter* *slash* *parry parry* *jab jab jab* You’re amazing, Blogosphere. Thank you. I’ve studied *duck* hard to become so. *parry parry thrust* Tell me why we’re fighting again? Oops! *Blogosphere throws sword in air* *sommersaults off rock to ground below* *catches sword as it falls from sky* Because. *Betsy throws […]

Photos From The Estate

It was a beautiful day here at the Palatial Horvath Estate. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and Betsy was mowing the lawn because she got tired of waiting for Philippe the houseboy to do it. The upshot of the whole thing was that I didn’t write a blog post.  Instead, I thought […]