The Bug Ranch

We headed west last spring, a pilgrimage of sorts, the Pacific Ocean whispering sweet nothings in my ear, “I know you love the Atlantic…. …but I have a lot to offer as well!” How could I say no? While finalizing plans, it was obvious that exploring some of the sights along the iconic Route 66 … More The Bug Ranch


Claps of ThunderWhistling WindRustling LeavesThe Crunch of Snow A Cat’s PurrA Cricket’s ChirpA Bird’s SongBuzzing Bees A Musician’s AriaA Cantor’s PsalmA Brush on CanvasA Camera’s Click Passionate KissesLaughterAndDancingYour Whisper in My EarIsThe Sound of Heaven Touching Earth


One gratuitous clickLeads to a thousand thoughtsDown the Rabbit Hole called TimeOr HistoryA carefree walk in CaliforniaOr a dog walk with neighborsOr a sudsy toddler’s bathOr a pizza/movie dateOr water skiing at duskOr riding bikes in the yardOr basking in the safety of my mother’s arms.

Taking a Hike

August 6th is a day very near and dear to my heart. When I was a kid, I knew it was the day that my Grandpa Sixto would call and sing happy birthday to himself over the phone. After his slightly off key self serenade, he would laugh and exclaim, “I love you my Sweet … More Taking a Hike

Lessons in Romance

Some Arkansas husbands are Razorback Football fanatics, donned in cardinal and white, able to withstand the fickle fall climate which can vary from sultry heat to arctic chill, relishing in the chance to do nothing more than call the Hogs as a twenty something running back takes the old pigskin past the goal line. Some … More Lessons in Romance

Milky Way

While walking Dave the other morning before sunrise, my gaze turned upward, and it dawned on me that I hadn’t seen stars in awhile. February 2021 saw abundant precipitation in many forms; clouds taking a dominant stance in the skies of Conway, as well as most of the Natural State. For a moment, I was … More Milky Way