Time to replace the ceiling fan in our bedroom, a job I was not going to do myself — too high. The electrician brought a four-part folding ladder that wasn’t tall enough, and neither would my extension ladder work. By itself. Since I had just started a massage in the next room when he arrived shortly after 2 PM (having said he’d be there at 10 AM), he poked around in my workshop, found rope and wire, and assembled this. My ladder is on the left; his…Continue Reading “The electrician’s ladder”

cool summer eve but holidays and traffic and motorcycles up the coast highway and the two-lane beach road many thousand RPM no police but once i did hear a siren and many thousand RPM went to zero for a while (their noise annoys perhaps more than the neighbors who cut their lawn with a weedeater) but gratitude is key in life and for healthy young organs more likely to be shared at many thousand RPM i suppose we should say thank you in advance

Doesn’t play well to my ear, even (or especially) knowing (which I didn’t) its Urban Dictionary definition: an obnoxiously enthusiastic US Marine. Another definition: Un motard, ou motocycliste, est un conducteur de motocyclette. Les conducteurs de side-car, de trike et les pilotes de compétition peuvent également porter ce nom. The funny thing about that definition is that I got to the end of the second sentence before I realized it was in French. Up until then it’s just a couple of letter-changes away from Spanish….Continue Reading “Motard?”