Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010

     Happy New Year! I hope everyone is doing fine. This is the time of the year when we give thanks for all the things we have. And now, we bring in a new year. This will be 2010. Last year, like many years before it, had it's good things happen and bad too. This is the way of like. But it's good to be alive, and I thank all my students and friends for last year. I look forward to the coming new year.
To everyone:     Happy New Year 

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's cold in Ohio

Wow! Look at that. That looks really cold.
I took this picture this morning.
My hands were very cold.The wind was really blowing hard.
The snow is starting to pile up.
Well, I'm going to spend the day indoors where it's warm.

Friday, December 25, 2009

The Dark Forest

Deeper and deeper I ventured into the forest. The air seemed to close around me as I followed the old trail. Not more than a footpath now, this was once a main road to the mountains. As time had passed, it had become overgrown with brush and weeds. And trees! Odd trees at that. Seemingly with their own eyes, they stared at me as I passed. The night darkened. A mist wound and spread it's tendrils around the roots of the trees. The moon was now high in the sky and illuminated the path. The trees pressed in closer to the path the further I went into the forest. "They have eyes!?" Yes, I see them clearly now. The atmosphere tightened around me. I turned and looked but, the path behind me disappeared into the gloom only a few steps away. There is no turning back now. Do I hear hushed whispers from the trees? A low melodic sound is drifting from the trees. I can vaguely hear them.What are they saying? I am no longer afraid. However, my survival will depend on my wits. I must try to understand them. What are they saying? The trees were now close to the path. I could almost touch them. I stopped in my tracks and stood silently. The trees also stopped. A heavy air of menace closed around me. The language of the trees sounded somehow familiar to me. What is it? I will only get one chance at this. I must think. The low chorus of the trees started up again. It was a rhythmic chant. I have heard this before but where? The trees began to advance and close around me again. There were only seconds now. The closer they got to me. The louder their voices became louder. It was still barely a whisper, but I could make out the words. I could hear...

Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse ran up the clock
The clock struck one
The mouse ran down
Hickory, dickory, dock

The trees chanted this in a low voice. Closer and closer they came. I heard them say:

Hickory, dickory, dock
It's not the clock we want
Nor the mouse we hunt
It's you we want!
Hickory, dickory, dock, Hmm!

Hickory, dickory, dock
It's our forest you see
Not a place for you to be
Hickory, dickory, dock, Hmm!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Shady and Willie

                         It's Shady and there's Willie, too.
                         The sky is blue and there's a lot to do.
                         They're playing outside and having fun.
                         Look at Shady and Willie; run, run, run.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ohio News Saturday December 19th

     Good evening, I'm Winston Bullhill and this is the news. Earlier today, in southern Ohio. A local photographer captured shocking pictures of what appears to be a dragon and a witch. As you can see by the shocking picture below, indeed there is a dragon in Ohio. Local authorities have been slow to respond to the appearance of the serpent. Confirmation of the dragon has not been fully established.
The figure next to the dragon appears to be a witch, however, maybe she's just a little girl. Stay tuned for more updates on this story, this has been Winston Bullhill.

Friday, December 18, 2009


     The sun hasn't risen yet. The wind is blowing lightly from the south. In the distance, I can hear a train rumbling away down the tracks. It's cold still. And it's going to stay cold today. There's no chance of snow however. The Lake is quiet this morning. Peaceful. I hope it stays that way. Perhaps, the sun will come out today. If not, the day will be overcast and gray; a color we call "steel grey" in Ohio. Michael in the early dawn of Ohio, bye for now.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday Dec 17, 2009

     The weather is cold and the sky is overcast. The temperature will not rise above 30 today. Another typical Ohio winter day. Inside, it's warm. Coffee is brewing on the counter. The morning newspaper is still out on the driveway. I guess I'll have to go get it. I'll need a coat for sure. It won't take long. I'll be right back. I'll spend time today talking to my students on the computer. Have a nice day.


Friday, December 11, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

My nephews are here

Hey! Look! My nephews are here.
Wow. It's going to be noisy today.
From the front: Noah, Gabe and Peter.
All three are boys.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Hi, how's it goin'? It's Friday today and I'm excited.
Above is a picture of Cleveland, Ohio.I live in the suburbs outside this city.
Cleveland is a "small" big city. This picture was takenon a boat on Lake Erie.
It's nothing special, just normal America with normal Americans.
Hey! I got to go. There's a new Dragon story coming for Sunday Morning!