Autumn Reflections

As we gather on My Front Porch to launch our fourth year together, I guess it’s time to reflect on our own reflections.  There is no better time to take inventory, assess progress, analyze set backs, repair and renew than this: The Days of Autumn. I am deeply grateful to have the guidance of the…

An Irish Wake for Louie

WITH MUSIC BY THE IRISH ROVERS My Name is Lulu Hello, we’ve not met, but on the occasion of what might be considered a tragedy, I’d like to introduce myself as one  who knew Louie as no human could.  They call me Lulu and that suits me fine as names go because it is the…

A Good Day for a Drive

It is a mid-November Sunday. Snow bunnies have fled their summer cottages, leaving them tidily boarded up and presumably winterized, an assumption to be proven false on the first night, soon to come, that temperatures plummet and indoor plumbing comes explosively undone.  Our fix everything guy, Carl, enjoys a nice pre-Christmas bonus every year doing…

Symphony in Canis Major

No matter how you connect the dots, it’s still The Dog Days of Summer. As you might already be aware, the dog days are upon us.  Do you know why we call them the Dog Days?  It is because the ancients observed that during the months of July and August, the brightest star in the…