I was sitting on the front porch this morning enjoying the sun and the long-running chatter of the mockingbird. Then, out of the corner of my eye, I detected some movement. Sure enough, a large truck turned into the cul-de-sac and stopped in front of my house. The driver blew his air horn which, […]

  Another Friday is in the history book. This has been an unusual week. We saw space tourists, riots in South Africa and Cuba. Flooding in Germany. More fires in California and a big brouhaha over the wearing of masks when the kids go back to school. The Surfside Flordia Condo collapse toll rose to […]

“Lucy. Do you see what I see?” “I do, Little One. Looks like a monster truck to me.” “You are right. What the heck is it doing here?” “Looks like they are going to plant the Boss’s  birthday tree.” “It is about time. Do they know what they are doing?” “Yup. Mom went out there […]

    It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we were there when Larry decided to call Cortez and arrange a talk. Also, another sniper has been deployed to take advantage of the possibility of taking a shot at Cortez and his crew. The plan is for Larry to drive the FBI sedan […]

In Keith’s 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 next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time […]

This post originally ran on July 13, 2015. It seemed like good advice then. If you haven’t read it, I hope you enjoy it. Since it is summer, and there are many fairs and carnivals, I thought it would be a good idea to provide a list of things not to do if you plan […]

Don’t you find it hard to resist going into a new house to have a look around? Sometimes you want to look but don’t want to get caught. Well, today, you can look all you want and have no fear. No one is going to catch you. So, yup, our trip today is to a […]

    I was lounging in the backyard, thinking pure thoughts about the world at large. All of a sudden, I heard what sounded like a police whistle, and a guy who looked like the McDonald’s Hamburgerler jumped over the fence and landed flat-footed in front of me. “May I help you?” I said. His […]

  Friday came just in time for me. I have pushed myself so hard since the 5th of July I need another weekend off. I hope you know that I’m kidding. I think I’ve been reading too many Twitter trending tweets. I saw an article that stated in June, 100% of the COVID deaths in […]

“Every time I turn around, somebody’s doing something.” “What’s wrong, Twiggy?” “There’s a big old hole here in the yard. I knew this would happen.” “What do you mean, ‘I knew this would happen?’” “I tried to bark those guys to St Louis, and Mom put me inside.” “What guys?” “The guys with shovels and […]