All the Sweeter Because of the Cold

I am not familiar with the work of Craig Arnold. I am not familiar with the University of Wyoming or Japanese volcanoes. But when I first saw the story of Arnold’s disappearance on CNN.com a week or so ago, something struck me. It was the picture that accompanied the story. His eyes are looking upward,…

Still Paying Off

About a year ago, I bought this most excellent Dyson vacuum at Goodwill.¬†At the time, this purchase was thrilling – I bought it for, like, a tenth of the retail price! I thought it was missing an attachment hose, which wasn’t a big deal. Last night, though, I sort of dropped it, the back panel…

Turning Japanese

The Japanese maple in front of my house has bloomed. Wait, do we say that about trees? There aren’t flowers on it, so maybe… leafed? At any rate, there are leaves on it now, the big, dark, reddish kind. It’s a fairly large tree, with wide-spread branches, and it covers the windows in the kitchen…