We have been running a bird nursery this summer! Mockingbirds, sparrows, robins, cardinals and surely some wrens. Robins in the tree nestled among honeysuckle vine with cardinals about two bushes over. The mockingbirds had the cedar tree with sparrows in a niche on the back porch eaves and another one is busy with the secondContinue reading “Summertime @ 423 E Emerald Ave.”
Monthly Archives: June 2015
Today I took my place in Knoxville’s Pride Parade, the colorful jump-start to PrideFest, an annual event to promote equality and inclusion of all people. Our group, KnoxZine, stood behind a float loaded with young, gyrating lesbians and in front of very tall crossdressing Carmen Miranda imitator. The only attention getters for us were the t-shirts we wore andContinue reading “Parade Day”
What Do You Say To a Panhandler?
It happens often in downtown Knoxville, being approached by a shabbily dressed man with uncombed hair and beard, “Have you got some change? I’m hungry.” or “I need two dollars for some Tylenol.” I’ll admit I feel irritated at the request, but start digging around to see if I have any change. Along with beingContinue reading “What Do You Say To a Panhandler?”