Roadrunner Musings

Wary of Newcomers

“Encounters between strangers in the desert, while rare, were occasions of mutual suspicion, and marked by initial preparations on both sides for an incident that might prove either cordial or warlike.” A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. I giggled a bit when I read this and shared (read “bothered”) it with...

Another Book Already?!

Yeah, I usually have a couple books going at once! One of my husband’s favorite movies is Omega Man and when we saw I Am Legend, we both looked at each other… “Wait a minute. This movie is familiar.” We looked it up via the blessed web and found out they are both based...

Mind Wandering

“If you can be anything be a ____.” Be a bird. Be a bug. Be a mom. Be a hero. Be an ass. Be a jerk. Be a kid. Be a student. Be a master. Be a slave. Be a product of your own imagination. Hmm…there’s a good one. I can’t say what you...

Bird Watching

Ideas coming into focus. I search for a place to sit and quietly watch them settle, hoping I can make note of them, capture them before they… Be careful! Don’t startle them. Any sudden movement or noise may scare them into flight and who knows when they’ll be back again. Ideas, like birds, are...

Oh, my darlin’ Clementine…

My neighbor has a burro and I love her. When I walk by, I frequently talk to her. Usually, she just stares back at me with those sweet, sad burro eyes, but sometimes she talks to me. I want to take her home with me. I wonder if she’d be missed. When they came...

Love Story

Can there be other ways to love a person? Do all romantic relationships have to follow the same course?