Monthly Archives: February 2007

Bill

Today, February 28, is Bill’s birthday — he would be 59 — and I took time, as I always do on February 28, to remember. February 28, I learned years ago, is the astrological opposite of my birthday, September 16, … Continue reading

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Cat TV

In Chicago, we hung a bird feeder outside our front window. We lived along the lakefront, a migratory path for many species of birds, and our birdfeeder was innundated by waves of birds during the Spring and Fall. The cats … Continue reading

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The Great Blizzard of ’07

It was so warm last week that I actually thought about taking the sand out of the bed of the pickup truck. But that was before the Great Blizzard of ’07. Now, I think I’ll let it sit a while … Continue reading

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Waiting

I’m done with Winter and I’m waiting for Spring. We got the first sniff of Spring yesterday. It was in the forties and humid. The ground was thawed a bit and the snow cover was gone here and there. I … Continue reading

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Environments

I’m slowly learning this house, getting used to its rhythms and moods. Houses have personalities, as full of quirks as cats, and the idea of “homeowner” is a folly akin to the idea of “cat owner”. People simply cannot impose … Continue reading

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Fricking Groundhog

Right now, at 8 am, it is 9 below and we are headed to 17 below tonight. And all because of a fricking groundhog. I’m staying put today, and I’m not watching the Super Bowl. Lawrence of Arabia sounds more … Continue reading

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