A Few Days on the Road

My Frontier turned 212,000 miles a little while ago. I’m hanging out in Memphis, tonight. Tomorrow I continue toward my sister’s family in middle Arkansas. …Guitar stores, barbeque, time to write, and maybe some live music if I plan well.

Published in: on March 30, 2009 at 5:02 pm  Comments (2)  

Jeff’s Merlin XT


Friend and blog reader Jeff, of Michigan, recently acquired this handsome kayak and has begun to learn it. The Merlin XT is a thermoformed boat made by Eddyline, a family-owned company in Washington state. This particular model is 15 feet long. It’s a very cool kayak named after a very cool falcon.

I hope you have plenty of adventure and fitness building in it, Jeff. And I hope we can paddle together someday.

Published in: on March 25, 2009 at 9:38 pm  Comments (3)  



A lot of time has passed quickly. Writing has been difficult. Actually, time allotted for writing has been difficult; the writing itself has been little attempted. Several other good pursuits have been happening. I’m beginning to learn to play guitar, something once attempted in my very early teens. My Orange Crush bottle collection has been supplemented and reorganized. I’ve been distracted by prime numbers, having accidently discovered one (7,129) while doing some recreational math in my office one morning. Two consecutive weekends of cooking barbeque at the church and playing on the new softball team have also occupied me. The Carolina Bird Club meeting, over which I presided, was excellent in Williamston, NC. And plenty more, some of it lovely and some of it perfunctory, has naturally flecked the consist of 2009’s first quarter canvas.

I do love this blog community and have missed it. Thank you, again, for reading and for adding your comments and thoughts when you can. The weather is warm, now, and in some upcoming time off I hope to put the kayak in the water and bring back some photos of where I’m finding myself. Peace to you in the meantime, with sunshine and new leaves!

Published in: on March 23, 2009 at 10:14 pm  Comments (6)