“Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithchanning@gmail.com before 6pm on Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is where I […]

  This post was originally run on December 14th, 2014. I think the advice is still good and I hope you enjoy it. * * * The inspiration for this list was a discussion between The Producer and me about how kids can light the parental upset fuse by a simple question. We both have […]

Since this is the gift-giving season, I thought it would be fun to go shopping. The Emmaus Catholic Church here in Lakeway is having a market sale. To keep up our strength, we will be catered by Biscuits and Groovy in Austin. Our entertainment is ABBA. (Yes, we have a big music budget) THREE BISCUIT […]

  Trying to concentrate on a paragraph revision of the revision that was just revised, it came to me that my mind was preoccupied with that chest sticking out of the turf in the backyard. Leaving the keyboard, I wandered over to the window just to check and make sure the chest was still there. […]

Good News from Mexico. The jaguar population there increased by about 800 animals from 2010 to 2018. This is according to the latest census. The news confirms that Mexico’s national strategy to protect jaguars is working. The jaguar (Panthera onca) ranges from northern Mexico through Central America, the Amazon Basin, and northern Argentina. Before 2010 […]

“Where are you going?” “Just out back here. I want to check the flowers.” “Sound fun. I want to help.” “Okay, by me. I was just going to have a sniff.” “Look in this little pot. What is this?” “Hmmm. Can’t see from here. I’ll have to come over there.” “Your eyes okay? You should […]

Keith is back, and these are his words. “Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithchanning@gmail.com before 6pm on Sunday (if you […]

  This list was originally posted on December 7th, 2015. Except for the fact that eighty-plus years have witnessed the holidays, all else seems relevant. I hope you enjoy it. * * * This list is inspired by watching seventy-plus Holidays come with mixed results on gifting, both giving and receiving. Top Ten Things Not […]

Today we are going to Lakeway park to check out the walk for Alzheimer’s Texas. We need to get on our walking shoes. After the walk, we will be catered by The Peached Tortilla in Austin. our entertainment is Joe Cocker. Menu THAI CHOP CHOP SALAD chopped napa, fried tofu, green apple, fried shallots, thai […]

    I was sitting on the back porch with a cup of coffee, contemplating my next chore on the honey-do list. My thoughts immediately went to what would be a better thing to be doing instead. Golly gee, how about sailing the seven seas? Was one idea that blew through my brain like a […]