Tag Archives: John W. Howell Author

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy in Battle (Sort Of)

“The Water buffalo can sense puma danger lurking— What’s the matter?” “I don’t want to be a puma today. I just don’t feel it.” “For heaven’s sake. What do you want to be then?” “How about a crocodile? That would be fun.” “Okay, whatever. The water buffalo senses a crocodile danger.” “Wait. A water buffalo […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #330 by Keith Channing

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 is […]

Top Ten Thngs Not to Buy Online

This list was originally posted on August 21, 2015. Still makes some sense. I hope you enjoy it. *** This list is inspired by having some unpleasant experiences with items purchased without having the luxury of trying them out first. Although extreme, this list represents some of the potential disappointments a buyer can experience in […]

Views of the Neighborhood – Lamps

Lakeway has an ordinance that all homes need to have a lamp in the front of the house. Since there are no street lamps here, the regulation is very practical. Without the house lamps, it would be very dark indeed. The nice part about the individual lamps is that the night sky is protected from […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Puzzle

  It was a beautiful day, and I was outside trying to remove the spark plug on the lawnmower. As I left the house, I was asked why clean a spark plug on a lawnmower that I will never use again. I pretty much ducked giving my honest answer since I didn’t have a good […]

Thursday – A Little Personal – Lucy and Twiggy Explore the Meaning of Life

“It’s a beautiful day to be outside, Lucy.” “Huh? Oh yeah. I think this white spot moved.” “Look at the oodles of sunshine.” “Uh-huh. What’s that above the window?” “You ought to pay attention to nature instead of being distracted by superfluous things.” “Okay. I’ll get down close to the yard and won’t be distracted.” […]

Tuesday – Anything Possible – Kreative Kue #328 by Keith Channing

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 is […]

The Top Ten Things Not to Do While Working Outdoors

  This post originally ran on September 15th, 2014. Seems like it is still good advice today. I hope you enjoy it. ***   It’s that time of the year again when certain outdoor chores have to be done in preparation for the coming change of seasons. The weather is finally turning a little cooler, […]

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt – Where

  Today’s prompt. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “where.” Use it any way you’d like. Where by John W. Howell © 2021 Thinking of where I was 20 years ago today, the memories came back in waves. The producer and I were helping set up a fundraising dinner and night of […]

Friday JohnKu – AKA – TGIF

  It is Friday again. Yahoo. We can all use a Friday. This was a short week given the holiday on Monday. So, here we are, ready for a weekend. I’m so glad football season is finally here. Since I have a tough time getting the Steeler broadcasts here in Texas, I have to be […]