It’s Cicada Time

Ain’t we got fun. Critters everywhere – and lots more on the way if the talking heads on the television are correct. Those smart folks said that the cicadas would come out in waves when the temperatures climbed into the 90s. Well, the afternoon temperatures are in the 90s and you can see more bugs every time you look.

There is also lots of discussion about eating cicadas – some even call them the shrimp of the sky. I’m not sure I’ll jump into that, but must note that there are plenty of how-to guides and recipes on the web. My preference is for burgers on the grill or ribs in the smoker. Maybe, just maybe, I’d try some freshly prepared cicadas slathered in Bitchin Sauce – everything is better with Bitchin Sauce on it.

Today is Income Tax Day

I hope everyone reading this has their taxes filed and is just kicking back enjoying the fine spring weather and that refund check. It is a great day for firing up the grill or just sitting outside and taking in the pre-cicada quiet.

Spring has really sprung this year. The flowers are bigger, more colorful and much more numerous than in past years. The maple trees dropped a bumper crop of helicopters. Maybe nature is trying to encourage us to get back out there and make it happen.

I am ready and it looks like most other folks are too.

Happy Mothers’ Day

Happy Mother’s Day to mothers everywhere.

Mothers are special people. They are wise and they freely share their wisdom. They are kind and they share their kindness – especially in tough times. They are patient – mostly. They are gracious and deserve far more displays of appreciation than we generally give. Life would be hard without them – in fact, it would be impossible.

Up From The Ashes

Springing up from the ashes like the Phoenix. It has been a while but we are back.

Some folks thought we were gone forever.

However, judicious application of 1.21 gigawatts took care of that.


And now it is on to bigger and better things.