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A Well Run Life

Jul 29, 2017

If the Chickens had a Mafia, this is how I imagined they would settle old scores.

Upon returning from a trip out of town, I walked on to Grace Farms.

There, I found all my girls- who I raised from baby Chicks - scattered in various poses of death and dismemberment.

I am vexed.

I built a Chicken Cathedral.

A good home,...

Jul 17, 2017

The movie in my imagination shows a mid-sized dog launching from an easy boy and chewing the nose off my face.

To make matters worse, Jon Snow is back in town tonight.

Right along side my wife, I have been pining for him for months.

Jon Snow will soon face the White Walkers while I am faking bravery in front of a family...

Jul 17, 2017

Placing the cucumbers in the harsh desert light seems a harsh.

Under the pressure of the summer heat they will either shrivel and die, or come into the fullness of their flavor.

 I trust their grit and I am anticipating a great harvest.

Jul 14, 2017

We are obsessively watching The Americans on Amazon Prime.


If you tasted this bit of Telivision Crack, chances are you’e done the same.


The show is overtly political but it’s engine is the relationship between husband and wife:


Phillip and Elizabeth.


Elizabeth is this teeny tiny woman.


Now, my wife and I...

Jul 4, 2017

If you knew how much I hate the ants in my garden, you would be creating a Kickstarter campaign to cover the bills associated with my much-needed therapy.


The little demons aside, I am under the spell of growing food.


It’s cucumbers, melons and sunflowers that generously fill my garden under my unforgiving Arizona...