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Chasing the Eclipse

I can’t sleep.  It is 3:30 a.m., 20 minutes before the alarm was set to go off, but I can’t sleep. Today is the day.  The day the moon will pass in front of the sun, blocking out the sun entirely for a full two minutes.  It will be a…

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Eclipse hysteria

I frantically look for my wallet as I click the mouse pad.  I fill out my name, address and credit card and click again.  Arrggh!   I looked at the screen and see those dreaded words.  No rooms available at this time.  “Maybe we should try calling all the motels…

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The Tishma method

It is one of those days.  One of those days when I just don’t have my normal spring in my step.  I planned an ambitious hike up Pawnee Pass as part of my wilderness patrol for the Forest Service.  I so wanted to have one of those good days, when…

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Playing by the rules

Driving down the Summer Road, I contemplated my work day in front of me.  Sometimes, I am so preoccupied with my thoughts, I don’t even take note of my surroundings.  Suddenly, I spotted a truck with a trailer parked on the last switchback, and I snapped back to the present…

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