Clean jokes are hard to find, so I will share this one with you.

Q: What hops around, leaves colored eggs and makes you sleepy?

A: The Ether Bunny.

Yes, I know, the reference to ether shows my age. Oh, well…

Happy Easter, everyone.

Six Word Story Challenge: Outcast

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Over at the Sometimes Stellar Storyteller blog, Nicola has challenged us to write a story in six words on the topic of Outcast.

Here is my entry:
I’m alone, even in a crowd.

A Heartfelt Farewell

The Golden Gate Bridge Manager, Kary Witt, has announced his retirement and the Bridge District put together a very nice retrospective video of his tenure.

Kary assumed his current position not long after I hired on in 1999. I had the opportunity to work with him on a number of projects in my 15 year career there. No matter if it was late at night or early in the morning I could count on Kary to be professional, accessible and friendly. I think that we got along well together because we both share a certain “skewed” sense of humor.

Looking back, it was interesting for me to be able to watch Kary grow into his job as Bridge Manager. The challenges he faced and the solutions he came up with after 9/11 are a testament to his ability to assess, adapt and move forward. His tireless work on the Moveable Median System, the Suicide Barrier and the automatic Electronic Toll Collection System is indicative of his skills at managing tasks and working with others.

I hope that you enjoy your post-bridge life as much as I am enjoying mine. You are a hard act to follow, my friend.



Friday Fictioneers: The Eyes Have It

Over at the Addicted to Purple blog, Rochelle has challenged us to write a story of ±100 words based on the photograph below.

PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

Genre: Fiction
Title: The Eyes Have It
Word Count: 100

It was Friday afternoon and the work week was officially over. A hungry and thirsty crowd was filling up the Pizzeria. Their orders for drinks and appetizers threatened to overwhelm the kitchen staff.


This week, share a surprise with us, as you see it through your lens.
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge


The Echium plants on the side of our house are bursting with blooms.

Closeup photo of Echium candicans blooms.

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