Bayou Birds

Originally posted on Starfish Sutra:
More bird action from Houston’s bayous and parks. (21 photos) Houston Heights Bird Sanctuary, Woodland Park Bird Sanctuary, Buffalo Bayou, Brays Bayou, and White Oak Bayou. Red-shouldered Hawk Buffalo Bayou is home to a large bat colony at the Waugh Street bridge and I got to watch a Red-shouldered Hawk…

2020: My Year in Birds

Originally posted on Starfish Sutra:
Bird photographs from this year. (27 photos). I wanted to do a 2020 retrospective about something besides all the things that nobody ever wants to think about ever again, ever. And I think you know what I’m talking about. On January 1st each year I reset my Year List and…

Chipper

Originally posted on Starfish Sutra:
When I said I was feeling chipper I didn’t mean cheery, like a dandy squirrel with a cache of ripe pecans, no. I meant like that groaning, shrieking grinder box that sucks in green oak limbs the size of Sam Houston’s neck and erupts in a volcanic, yawning siren like…

Down

Originally posted on Starfish Sutra:
Featherless freaks thin skinned fur poachers look what all we traded to be brainy enough to have worries. Shivers are the hoarse song poking in to the tune of life where our molecules shudder and shrink and malfunction in the sluggish low frequencies that will withdraw the very beats from…

American Short Story

Originally posted on Eunoia Review:
We stopped in Buckatunna, Mississippi on the way back. Crazy K’s, Dad’s favorite spot. He always ordered the baked potato covered in garbage – that’s what he called it – they called it a “Train Wreck.” A potato with cheese, chicken, bacon bits, and chives. Dad loved to tease me,…