The Ashlawn guard rabbit

This rabbit lives in a burrow—its entrance is about eight inches from the rabbit’s nose—just a matter of feet from my office window. I joke about it being our guard rabbit but in reality it is a rather meek animal. Rabbits come and go around here with regularity. It occurs to me their well-known fecundity… Continue reading The Ashlawn guard rabbit

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Covid-19 hypodermic needle

Being essentially essential and all, I just received my second injection of the Pfizer vaccine to inoculate against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19. I’m confident that by now everyone is familiar enough with all the terminology it is adequate to just say “covid.” This as we are turning 500,000 covid deaths in the US.… Continue reading Covid-19 hypodermic needle

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Grip stick

Home-made hand grip strengthener. Some day we may get back to greeting one another with handshakes. So be prepared.

Houseplant puzzle solved

"Houseplant" puzzle solved with all one-thousand pieces in their proper and fitting place.

The “Houseplant” puzzle solved. Would that our more pressing problems could be solved as easily. Who would have thought, a few years ago, that ordinary people in the state of my birth,  Texas, would be freezing and dying because of weather? I guess it is a good thing global warming is not real, right? Maybe… Continue reading Houseplant puzzle solved

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Gnome Chomsky

This garden gnome in the likeness (more or less) of Noam Chomsky has been with me for about 15 years. The name on the front, which is under the snow in this picture, says “Gnome Chomsky,” I am particularly fond of this gnomic icon of an American intellectual icon. We don’t have that many of… Continue reading Gnome Chomsky

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Pandemic Puzzle

We have worked several jigsaw puzzles over the past year as we have kept ourselves isolated from social contact. I’m not that good at puzzles but Chris has excellent figure-ground perception and color vision. If you look at the picture you will notice that the upper right portion is almost completed. I did that part.… Continue reading Pandemic Puzzle

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