Arizona Monsoon

I welcome you with open arms.


Scrambled or Fried?

117 degrees is the predicted temperature in Phoenix tomorrow, and I'm expected to go on living.


Happy Birthday Allison!

I sure do love you, and I'm so blessed to have shared all these years of friendship with you. I look forward to many, many more. Happy Birthday!!


Happy Birthday Mallory!

There's no one I'd rather "Perkisize" with than you, my dear friend. Happy Birthday!!


America is Beautiful

And so are Her people.
A poem by one of my favorites: Langston Hughes

The Negro Speaks of Rivers 
I've known rivers:
I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow
of human blood in human veins.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.

I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young.
I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep.

I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it.
I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went
down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy bosom turn
all golden in the sunset.

I've known rivers:
Ancient, dusky rivers.

My soul has grown deep like the rivers.