Saturday, September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Only a few minute’s drive from our house 
is a heap of sand so big that people come from 
hundreds of miles away to play there with dune buggies, 
four-wheelers and motorcycles.

Our family has been known to join in the insanity 
of careening over the dunes without any way of knowing 
if there’s a cliff or an oncoming vehicle over the next hill.

 This time we just played in the sand.
We pretended we went to Tatooine to look for 
womp rats, banthas and jawas.
Failing that, the youngsters decide to re-create...
the Great Pit of Carkoon to capture prey.

Keeping an eye out for Tusken Raiders, 
Young T works swiftly on the excavation.

Baby J helps.

Young T makes a hole big enough 

to hold Jabba the Hutt.

He fits!

They use The Force to put their victim under a spell.
He surrenders his wallet, his keys and his cell phone.

Quick!  Bury him before he regains his senses.

Wow.  How did that happen?

You kids come back with my car!

How cute, he's trying to dig himself out.

Baby J helps.

He's getting out...RUN!

Monday, September 5, 2011


If the calendar insists it is spring in March

when we are still dealing with

snow drifts,

iced-up car windows and frozen mud;

then we're not

giving up summer

until September twenty-second.

We're wearing flip-flops everywhere--HA!

Take THAT, Mr. Weatherman.