Writer’s life: Talking to Florida frogs and turtles in the COVID era

The COVID era as I’ve come to call this time in our lives has been a very strange head trip. At night when I go outside to bid the day farewell, I find myself talking to all manner of creatures.  Sometimes I talk to the moon. This isn’t unusual for me—I’ve talked to creatures and the sky for as long as I can remember. I figure it’s some sort of ancestral link dating to long ago in my DNA. For some reason, though, even the animals seem to know these aren’t normal times. Continue reading “Writer’s life: Talking to Florida frogs and turtles in the COVID era”

Eight simmering Indie tunes perfect for summer doings

Whether I’m doing my daily walking laps or just sitting on the deck, music makes everything better. I have some favorite tunes perfect for poolside listening or for any other outdoor activity. Naturally I chose one of my daughters’ songs, but it is a perfect summer tune. Every song on this list is indie made and better than 99 percent of the canned tunes you hear on the radio. Continue reading “Eight simmering Indie tunes perfect for summer doings”

Moon in the pool: Back yard is haven during COVID shutdown

reflection of moon in swimming pool
The moon in our pool on August 3, 2020. (Photo: Indie Art South)

A few weeks ago, a fellow who works in construction told me people are building patio rooms and other back yard attractions like crazy right now. For many of us, our back yard is a haven during these restrictive times. Last night I walked outside as is my custom before bedtime, and I was fascinated by the reflection of the moon in our swimming pool. I’ve been inspired by things I see out back so many times. Continue reading “Moon in the pool: Back yard is haven during COVID shutdown”