Strange Signs

There have been fewer and fewer leopard toad attacks on humans since the signs were put up. Still, we roll our windows up when driving through the area. And I love the ideograms on the SANParks signs; one should never walked behind a group of three people, and taking pictures is encouraged but star gazing…

A Doctor Called Avalanche

I like telling stories. Fiction is always fun, but I seem to tell best what I have seen with my own eyes. Stories then become autobiographical to some degree, and as always when using the word “I”, arises the fear I might sound like someone trying to tell others about a dream they had: nobody…

Groundhog Day-jà Vu

Punxsutawney Phil did not see its shadow and an early spring is upon us. In a comical twist, other animals are being thrown into the prediction business and Staten Island’s groundhog Chuck is now claiming the 49ers will win the Superbowl. Whatever. Today’s online New York Times City Room section features an article on NYC…

Christmas Cat, Happy

Our cat happens to like wearing things. He mellows out and seems perfectly content. But I can’t figure out if he’s thinking: “Merry Christmas, peace on earth, good will to all creatures great and small,” or just “Pellets. Day-in, day-out.”

Don Estorbo de la Bodega, Christmas Elf
Don Estorbo de la Bodega, Christmas Elf Crowned