Monthly Archives: January 2012

Gumshoe

              I was in my office as the first leaves of autumn skittered across the parking lot down below.  The second and third were right behind them.                Some say I was loafing, but I was working on … Continue reading

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The Outdoor Detective

Mellow saxophone music, please. It was hot the morning of that afternoon. Hotter than my Aunt Nellie’s girdle. I don’t really have an Aunt Nellie, but if I did, and if she wore a girdle, it would be hot. Those … Continue reading

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Ace

Ace I’ll never forget the first time I laid eyes on Ace. I was barely twenty years old, and the contrary old mixed-breed bird dog was sprawled in front of the domino hall. At first I thought he’d been hit … Continue reading

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A Couple of Suggestions

I read to excess and usually have several books going at once. I just finished a wonderful surprise. The memoir, Chinaberry Sidewalks, by Rodney Crowell, was a book I wish I’d written. This talented musician has other skills besides writing … Continue reading

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