DIY Memory-Making

DIY Memory-Making

LHRL® Slack App Do-it-yourself. As I was growing up, my dad did a lot of DIY projects, only it wasn’t called DIY back then – it was just called “being useful” and “saving money”. Car repair, house repair, and construction projects...
Memorial Day

Memorial Day

LHRL® Slack App Long Weekend. Start of Summer. Cookouts. “Murph”. The cemetery lies in a shady stand of pine, a stone’s throw from a busy four-lane highway that speeds drivers through town. It dates from the 1890s, when it served as the military...
That First Race

That First Race

LHRL® Slack App I was standing at the start line with the other runners, making small talk with some lady I didn’t know as we waited for the timer’s gun to go off. I made a remark about wishing I had stopped smoking earlier, as I feared the effects of cigarettes would...
Reading the Signs

Reading the Signs

LHRL® Slack App Today I was thanked by a speed limit sign.       Kinda strange, I know.      There’s a section of my drive to work where the speed limit changes. After enjoying a spirited romp down a rural two-lane highway, the town has posted signs asking that you...
Coffee Cup Contemplation

Coffee Cup Contemplation

LHRL® Slack App      Allergy season is kicking off. Couldn’t sleep for lack of breathing, so I’m standing on the edge of a Vermont river casting with a fishing rod into the cold, rapid water.      I should be exercising – out for a run or lifting heavy things...
Stillness

Stillness

LHRL® Slack App   Forty-five degrees. Right on the edge of needing something more than this ratty old sweatshirt, but my coffee is hot, this Adirondack chair is comfortable enough and it’s quiet out. Peaceful, save for the calling of a crow and the occasional...