Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pleasant Sensation No. 82

You know when it's time to clean your spectacles, and so you run the water till it's nice and warm, and then you soap your hands till they're nice and sudsy? And then you spend a few moments running the piece under the water, and then gently washing the glasses until every millimeter - from the edge of the lenses to the tips of the frames - has been touched by warm sudsiness? And then you rinse the piece under even warmer water, and then softly dry it with a plush towel? And then - THEN - you set the glasses on your nose, and all that coziness caresses your skin? Your whole face feels warmed!
It's a simple pleasure, but I always look forward to the feeling I feel after I clean my glasses.
Happy GratiTuesday!

Monday, March 14, 2016


It may be crabby...



but in my humble opinion, it's the happiest season of the year!

Monday, February 29, 2016


Is this Heaven?

Close!
It's Ohio.
Last week, I went further south, to Tahiti, and today, I'm bringing it back home. Spring is just around the corner here (which you can tell by how moody the weather is - and by how many sick days everyone's using ['either 'cause they're sick, or playing hooky!]). Here's one spot here in my beautiful homeland -
In  Topiary Gardens at the Old Deaf School Park, right in downtown Cbus.
I can just hear the mallards quacking....