Category Archives: Essay

Mockingbird Blues

This article was originally published on ARHtistic License in May, 2020. I’ve now experienced everything. Last week I was bullied by a bird. I was minding my own business, walking Ralph, when a bird started trash-talking me. I tried whistling at … Continue reading

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Lemon Surprise

A few years ago we had our yard landscaped, and we acquired three citrus trees: an orange, a grapefruit, and a lemon. These last two years we had a a huge yield of lemons. I still have lemons on the tree. … Continue reading

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In Praise of Geography

Back in the olden days (late 1950s—early 1960s), geography was taught in elementary schools. Not all elementary schools, apparently, since my husband can’t recall ever studying it, but it was a subject at the parochial school I attended. I think … Continue reading

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