Kent Couch wanted to take a trip, see some sights, get out of town. So he did what most of us would do: he tied 160 helium balloons to his lawn chair and flew 230 miles to Idaho.He landed in a surprised farmer's field by shooting out balloons with a BB gun, after 10 hours aloft. "Originally, I ... Continue reading

Where dreams lead

All the leaves are brown, and the sky is grey. I've been for a walk on a winter's day. I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A. California dreamin' on such a winter's day. — California Dreamin' by John and Michelle Phillips, sung by The Mamas and The Papas When I was young, I would sometimes lie ... Continue reading

Christmas encounters, Part 3

Dreams can be weird. If I'm not dreaming about running from one place to another, never knowing where I'm going or why, then I'm up against some frustrating situation where the problems are compounded faster than I can deal with them.To give you an example, I recently dreamt I had gone bowling. ... Continue reading