At our age, there’s a thin line between pensive and asleep and I think we are teetering on that line as I write.

It’s supposed to rain later. Not merely rain. Thunderstorms. The world has an eerie yellow light that signals storms on the way. We’ve just had a week of lovely weather, so a day of rain is not unreasonable. I wish it would rain overnight and leave us sunny days, but I’ll compromise, especially since I have no choice in the matter. Weather gods are capricious and not amenable to negotiations.


All the dogs are deep in thought. Pensive in the extreme. Bishop snores gently during long pensive stretches. Bonnie, asleep until I turned on the camera, had to give herself a shake so she could hide in her crate, thus avoiding the trauma of my getting an in-focus shot of her. Bishop opened one eye slightly before yawning and returning to his previous state of deep thought.


Gibbs had his eyes slightly open, but was clearly too exhausted from his busy morning of thoughtful pondering to flee the camera.


So, we are all pensive today. Yawn. We were supposed to haul me into Boston today for my annual (overdue) cardiology exam, but with thunderstorms on the way and all this pensiveness going around, I rescheduled for June.

I need time for reflection. Serious reflection. And a good book.


FF – The Worst Idea Ever

Every time I read this, I can’t stop laughing. Definitely need a laugh today.

draliman on life

Here is my story for Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle. This week’s photo comes courtesy of J Hardy Carroll.

I had problems thinking of a story for this one, so I’ve gone full silly. I apologise in advance, I’m not in the mood for writing thoughtful or sombre this evening :-).

To read this week’s other stories, click on the blue froggy.

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I have a lot of “what’s this” photographs. Usually, it’s because they are out of focus or mostly hidden by tree branches. I’m not sure that entirely counts.


How about this?


Last, but definitely not least:




When do you feel most connected with others?

When we are laughing together.

What daily habit would you like to introduce to your life?


Um, I don’t know how to answer this. I’m pretty happy with life as it is. So other than some meaningful infusions of money, which I don’t think counts as a “habit,” I’m not sure what else I would want.

What one mini-little-adventure would you like to have in the coming week?


I would totally like to not have any mini, medium, or maxi adventures this week. Or next week. Or the week after. I would like a long period of genuine peace without a single noteworthy event. My life has already been eventful enough, thank you. I could go for some serious tedium.

List at least of things or events that changed your Life: It could be as simple as a book or meeting a certain person?

Leaving home at 17. It was the smartest move I made in my youth.

Finishing college.

Moving to Israel.

Moving back to the U.S.

Writing a book.

Marrying Garry.  Remarrying Garry. Marrying Garry for the third time. Maybe one more time to go.