Category Archives: animal stories

On chocolate and cheese and rolling around in the grass

Tomorrow is Chantal’s birthday, so naturally I had to leave the house early this morning and buy some chocolate for the cheesecake, I mean the “Luscious Chocolate Cheesecake”, that is in the oven as we speak.  Yes, you can be … Continue reading

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My mom is coming and my head didn’t explode and look at this cute dog.

Huge picture of a small dog.  They call him “Spec”, his official name is “The Inspector”.  He has a sister.  They’re Pomeranians with bad haircuts.  I hung out with Spec and his sister this past weekend. %%%%%%%%%#############************@@@@@@@@@  This week I … Continue reading

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Less talk, more walk: Pierce Point, part three

So, to recap: blue skies, big wind, ear ache, turn around, touch the ground, get out of town. Return, see coyote, admire horse.  Buckle your seatbelts, earthlings.   The road passes right through the middle of a ranch.  Ten-Mile Beach over one shoulder…. Tomales … Continue reading

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Pierce Point, Part Two

So, we’re hiking along, laughing at the wind, struggling against it.  Our spirits were high, (mine were anyway), and I was looking forward to going further onto the point than I ever had.  We had four hours before daylight would run … Continue reading

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bear sign, hoofenwoofers, fun with fungi, and a Mendocino sunset

Friday, mental health day.  Only one more essay to write (the value of literature) and a critique in ceramics class and I am finished with the semester.  Turned in my final Statistics project on Wednesday.  I am so done with … Continue reading

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Winter Visitor

  All he’s done is leave tiny black turds in return for some butter to fatten his babies. Leaves succumb frost whitens windshields noses redden and run rain blows sideways trees tremble and he returns regular as Santa. Cold and … Continue reading

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Canary in a coal mine

Fish floating upside-down rainbow colors, pale and stiff damn, damn, Sam I am Time flies Gets away Mail rotting in the box Fish floating upside-down +++++++++++++++++ This poem is a comment on how distracted I get around finals time, or … Continue reading

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wet dogs and mad men

Last night felt like a hurricane up here on the mountain.  Big heavy trees swaying, swinging in the gusts.  Rain pelting the roof in fits and starts, lulling me to sleep between distracting dreams, bursts of wind-driven watery pellets smack the house like … Continue reading

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for the birds

Perspiring and pedaling up and over the ridge, then down, down, fast and cool into the valley, I swooped left, fairly flying along the smooth, lonely road that cut through the shaded forest of redwoods, oak, and fern. Someone has been installing birdhouses along this … Continue reading

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blue jay

Yesterday the humongous sunflower towering over my propane tank, the one that hovers outside my bedroom window, the one that interferes with my clothesline and gets away with it, looked like this: The blue jays have been happily feasting on … Continue reading

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