Bobbing Along

A Lifetime of Stories: collected, painted, shared.

Month: June, 2012

Under the Bus

A few weekends ago, we kept the Rooster for an overnight, a “sweepover” as he called it. After his parents dropped him off, we three, the Rooster, BaBa and I, headed outside to play in the small grotto that has become Rooster’s Pirates’ Cove. We had set up our very old, rather ragged, rope hammock […]

A Little Contrition May Be in Order

Dear Mother Nature, Hi! How are you? No! Wait! Don’t leave! Oh. Yes. ‘Tis me. Again. Uh huh. I know that our relationship has been, oh, a little fractious over the last few months. Yes, I admit it: I was being a bit whiny. Well, why not? I had had to deal with stinkbugs and […]

Salad Bar Tango

Ahem… Artwork. It’s been a long time comin’. There are reasons for the delay—valid ones, really. Other than sloth even, though sloth was a good part of it. I had initially considered working my way from the early days and early works toward the more recent. I found that to be a lot of work. […]


When did this happen, this getting older? We used to gather with friends and discuss Parties And people And plans for the future. Later we gathered and discussed People And plans for our future And children. As we continued to gather, we discussed Plans for our future And our children And their plans for their […]

The Toy Box: A Wee Love Story

Once upon a time, a little boy was born into a large and boisterous family. He was immediately adored, this sweet lad, as he was Son Number One. And he was Grandson Number One. And he was Nephew Number One. And for all intents and purposes, he was the Wee Prince. His aunts and uncles, […]


Know this: That he wasn’t always frail. Nor was he always broken, unsteady, unkempt, unclean, unclear.   Know this: That there was another man before the man he became. Before the man who was brutal and demeaning, angry and resentful, demanding, and impossible to please.   Before the hateful words, the rages, the beatings, the […]