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"Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop." -- The King of Hearts

I'm an adopted Texan. As they say, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!" I post pictures and opinions as suits my mood, mostly because I can. Hooray Internet! 

So far I have three blogs here. By the Way is the oldest. I started it in 2003. I lost a couple of years to Vox because I was too lazy to bother to export when they shut down. I consider it an exercise in accepting impermanence. When I followed my husband to Singapore for his first expat assignment, I started (T)expatriate: A Southern Girl in Singapore. That covers 2010 and 2011, give or take. Next came Oslo, and (T)expat 2: Norwegian Boogaloo,  in 2012. Now I'm back home, and back on By the Way.

Pix live on Flickr. I toss links out on Twitter when I feel like it. I'm still not sure what to do with G+ but I kinda like it.


My Favorite Bowler

This morning we had a lovely rainstorm. It was just coming in when I woke, and I stayed in bed for a while to let its arrival wash over me. The light of a morning downpour is an indistinct glow. You can't really identify the point when it ceases to be dark. The brightening haze creeps in, limpid and blue. At first the thunder was unaccompanied by lightning--too far away--and I told the cats to calm down, it was just Mildred bowling up there.

From that, I conjured an image of a Paul Bunyan-sized grandma, striding across the clouds, hurling a ball spitting sparks of static which grew into lightning bursts celebrating strikes and spares. What would she be knocking down? Pins would certainly be too prosaic. Demons perhaps, toppling them back to the devil. Yes, that works. It's a whole new way to enjoy Mother Nature's elemental cannonade!

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