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Alien goat herder

Alien goat herder

Confounding all expectations, Earth’s first visitor from another planet was not a skinny gray creature with no hair, or a furry-faced six-legged genius beast. It was a very human-looking goat herder and her charges.  At first she was friendly, but space biologists plotted to take her to a lab and probe her and the animals … Continue reading

River lovers

River lovers

We were splashing in the swimming hole and watching the other families enjoying themselves.  Along came a grizzled man in his 60s wearing farmer overalls. With him were a handsome large dog on a leash and a man in his 20s wearing a life vest.  The younger fellow was apparently learning disabled, as he spent … Continue reading

Headlines kidnap our young

Headlines kidnap our young

She’s grown up on compelling click-bait headings on internet sites (“5 best ways to trim that tummy flab”), text messages (“It’s weird-crazy here at car wash”), news show promos (“Australia on fire – more at noon”), and hyped-up headlines in real newspapers (“Ballplayer’s arrest stuns city”). It’s no wonder Sienna Bistro defines her life this … Continue reading

House of happiness

House of happiness

Your home wears a jacket. It’s called insulation. In winter it keeps the hot air from escaping outside. And in the summer, it keeps the hot air from getting inside. Your home wears a hat that keeps the rain from falling on your head. It’s called a roof. Your home has a river flowing through … Continue reading

Work harder, Mabel

Work harder, Mabel

“Mabel, I don’t care if you’re working your head off, get that silverware on the mantle polished before the Blantons arrive. You know what a fussbudget Mrs. Blanton is.” Mabel also knows that her longtime owner, Hazel Benedict, gets nervous when company is coming. So Mabel doesn’t take offense, just quietly goes on doing what … Continue reading