Occasional Writing: Columns, Guest Editorials, Rants

Earl Gray

(This ran five or so years into my Sunday morning newspaper columnist days. If you're a tea drinker you'll think I misspelled Grey, but this is about a cat that was gray in color. Karen and I had four cats at the time and they popped up in my columns occasionally. We outlived them all.)The … Continue reading Earl Gray

Bella Luna

(This newspaper column was published many moons ago) If the publishers of my desk calendar are correct, there will be a full moon tonight. Right there in today’s cubical they’ve printed the words “Full Moon” and a little illustration to make sure I don’t miss it.  So if it’s not raining or cloudy I’ll make … Continue reading Bella Luna


Now shall I walk or shall I ride?'Ride,' Pleasure said;'Walk,' Joy replied.              ― W.H. Davies In one of his many essays Henry David Thoreau wrote that he believed an early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day. Robert Frost, another New Englander from a later era, agreed. In ‘The Pasture’, the short poem he … Continue reading Walking