Grandad’s Safe Job

Early in his working life, John Shelley hadn’t planned on becoming chief of a major city fire department.  That came later. As a young man in the early 1900s, he worked for a company hauling heavy goods and equipment.  Back then, teams of two, four or even more horses provided the ‘horsepower’ of the day. … More Grandad’s Safe Job

Tender is the Wild

 Early morning is a great time to observe wildlife in their natural surroundings. Just after dawn one day, I was on our deck with a spotting scope scanning a beach half a mile away.  A mother deer with a newborn were standing in shallow water.  The mother alternatively drank and lifted her head high checking … More Tender is the Wild