Saturday, February 28, 2015


winter is for nappers, 
and us professional nappers
take our napping seriously.

one cannot just lie down,
take a nap and call themselves
professional nappers.

does not work that way!
no, professional napping
takes a great deal of time,
not to mention, dedication. 

especially dedication.
hours and hours of practice.
week after week,
month after month,
taking years, becoming 
exceptional good napper.

and I, one of the best.
so good, in fact, may write a book:

Richard's guide to napping. 
professional version
one plus one.

best be getting in line.
these books will go fast.
you don't want missing out!

think this a fitting photo for this post, don't you?
I do nonsense as well as anyone.
maybe better, but that's another book......

Friday, February 27, 2015


Such a crazy winter!
everywhere we look,
so much suffering.
drought, floods, snow, ice!
dry in the west,
buried in snow, east!
making us in north central
feel a bit guilty,
not having it so bad. 
although we do have our days,
muck like today:
snow, ice, temps dropping toward zero F.
oh, well, so it goes.
let's think spring. 

and now, Christmas 2015
just around the corner.
my how time flies, doesn't it?
let's get that shopping done.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


let me explain this photo:
we were in this fast-food joint,
and it was not fast.
I got bored waiting; I bore easy.
so, we're sitting there,
take out my phone,
snap this photo.
don't blame me, blame slow service
in a fast-food joint, okay?
now, turn off the light and go to bed.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015


whatever you need.
I ain't got it;
so just move on.

and, if you can't move on,
at least move over.

I'm doing you a favor here, okay?
saving you the trouble,
spending a lot of time here
looking for something
you will not find!

so, just thank me,
go on about your business
like I was never here, okay?
and you have nothing, nothing
in this big wide world to fear.

Sunday, February 15, 2015