A blog for my writing, apart from my (mostly bird) photography blog. The servers over at the wayback machine must be bulging with the remains of my many now abandoned blogs and websites. Alas. In a previous life on Twitter I was once known as @crankfetter

Florida born and raised, I have lived in Galveston, Texas, since 2000, where I help run a small independent bookstore. I have a cat named Carson, who also works at the bookshop. I have no academic credentials, but received a strict introduction to the English language at a Catholic primary school. For which I am grateful.

Some items posted here under the tag or category Haiku are of the loosest interpretation of that term. They are three line poems which attempt to evoke something beyond the boundaries of their own terse reports, which is what many on the internet call a Haiku. If there is a better term for this, I’d like to know it.

Items tagged 575 are Haiku with the 5-7-5 syllable count, though I still have doubts.


The Starfish is an animal of the class Asteroidea which means star-like. Sutra is a Sanskrit word that means “string” or “thread”.

(CW) All words and unattributed images here are my own and are copywiggled which means if you want to copy something from this site you must instead laugh and wiggle around and then decide not to do it, at least not without polite attribution. Thank you. Best wishes always.

The starfish emblem was acquired free from pixabay.com