The joys and horrors of sight

I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I can see all obstacles in my way. Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind. It's gonna be a bright, bright, sunshiny day. I Can See Clearly Now by Jimmy Cliff (popularized by Johnny Nash in 1972)Today I paid a visit to my retina doctor and now I'm ... Continue reading

Craving love

I'm craving a glazed donut. A Krispy Kreme would be ideal, but there are no stores nearby, so I would settle for a counterfeit. No fruit flavors, please. Certainly no crunchy sprinkles. Just give me a lightly-cooked melt-in-your-mouth baked morsel slathered in a creamy, sweet icing.The grocery I ... Continue reading

Where are you going?

He carried a huge red and white golf umbrella over his head to shade his pale skin from the Arizona sun. He was short, well-built, with a mop of curly, flaming red hair flying in the breeze as he hurried down the side of the road. I wanted to ask his name and where he was going, but I never ... Continue reading

Disappointed by flying

Inigo Montoya: “Who are you?”Westley: “No one of consequence.”Inigo Montoya: “I must know…”Westley: “Get used to disappointment.”During the sword fight in the movie The Princess BrideI live below the flight path of planes going to San Diego, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Upon ... Continue reading

By the fire

"Look what I have created. I have made fire. I have made fire!" —Chuck Noland in the movie Castaway.I live in Tucson, Arizona. If you know anything about the desert southwest, you know that it gets hotter than a July 4th firecracker in the summer. But our winters are mild. It's rare for the ... Continue reading

Flight

Hummingbirds don’t share. They each claim exclusive rights to my feeder and they stand guard in the branches of the Palo Verde tree, zooming out to dive-bomb any others who would dare take a drink. The two will then soar and swoop and attack and retreat at lightning speeds, and finally rest, waiting ... Continue reading

Out with the old…

It has been just a bit more than 10 years since I started blogging. I don't much like change, but after all that time my old blogging platform had become cranky and unreliable. So I threw out the BandAids and moved to WordPress. That move has allowed me to fix things that were broken, add some new ... Continue reading

Beta testing

I am in the process of moving AnotherThink from Movable Type to Wordpress. This change will give me a chance to add a number of improvements to the site and to fix some things that had broken. I'm moving 650 blog posts, their comments, email lists, media files, and other debris between two ... Continue reading