A Thousand Sunsets

Each of the thousand sunsets I’ve seen reflected on the same old granite mountain captures my heart.  A primal urge must kick in, and I’m helpless in the face of this sunset’s ever-changing, yet eternal beauty.  I can’t wait for the color shift to happen.  The mountain first turns from full light, to gold, to pink, to gray, and back to pink and gold again during the afterglow. Continue reading A Thousand Sunsets

Old People’s Car

On this weeks NPR comedy show, “Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me,” the Buick Regal was referred to as an “old people’s car.”  I was vaguely insulted. These days I’m driving a brown 2004 Buick Regal.  My Aunt Ruth died a year ago and I inherited her Buick.  The odometer reads 25,000 miles and it runs like new.  She was an old person I guess.  She was in her late 70’s when she bought it new.  What do I care if I drive an old persons car?  Half the time I don’t really notice what I’m driving.  It works or it doesn’t.  A smooth ride, lights, power steering and brakes, adjustable seats, plus heat and A/C.  Not that different from my new Lexus 350 SUV. Continue reading Old People’s Car

Lindu – Delightfully Twisted

Lindu is truly one of my favorite human spirits on earth. Alive and playful, he’s overflowing with out-of-the-box creativity. Delightfully twisted, the unexpected is his norm. A bicycle seat magically become ears, a door handle, a mouth of a sculpture. Soon a mystical or goofy creature takes shape. His latest creation for me is a monster, a comical spider with plow handle legs and a pair of rear view mirrors to keep an eye on the suspended kite he’s pulling along behind. Beautiful madness. If I’d ever be jealous of someone, it would be of him and the brilliant vision, fun, and soul he brings to each piece he creates. Continue reading Lindu – Delightfully Twisted