Still Alive After Mount St Helens Visit

June 1, 2006 we arrived in Portland, Oregon and were whisked across the border to Vancouver, Washington where we were to attend an important birthday bash of one of our closest friends. I’ve been instructed not to mention the actual age of this close friend so we will leave it at that. As there was to be a day between our arrival and the grand … Continue reading Still Alive After Mount St Helens Visit

My Window

Through the window of my room I see the world pass by, That scenery from the weavers loom From garden to the sky Explodes in colors carefully placed In artistry so fine; Except where spoilers have defaced And marred this jewel of mine The colors seem to ebb and flow, Sun journeys through the sky, That golden orb in evening glow Will kiss this earth … Continue reading My Window

Riding the Bus in India

Image courtesy of: “Want to eat something?” Ramesh pointed to the rickety structure around which crowds of people clustered, drinking their chai while they shouted and gesticulated. I looked at the chai stall and instantly recollected a recent bout of Madras belly. “No thanks!” We’d reached the border, a wildlife sanctuary sandwiched between the state of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, on the southwestern coast … Continue reading Riding the Bus in India

Tiny the Cow

                              Image copyright to Mirko Frank Tiny the Cow – Poem We had just moved in from a rural farm to a place on the edge of town With our trucks and tractor, farmland stuff, and a cow of some renown Our spacious yard was the take off point, for my Father’s latest fad, For timber hauled from government stands gave cash that made … Continue reading Tiny the Cow