Silent Night, Holy Night

Tires crunched through the snow as the SUV inched along the deserted, unmaintained dirt road.  Slowly, tediously, it negotiated the frozen ruts, and when the road finally ended abruptly in a large semi-circular open area, inched gingerly into what appeared to be a parking space. But appearances could be deceiving in this land, so far [...]

The Most Precious Stone

I love rocks. Stones, earth, dirt, sand, gravel - it doesn't matter.  I love rocks in every form. Walking along a gravel road, a pretty pebble  protrudes and catches my eye, and I crouch down to pick it up and examine it further...sometimes I keep it, sometimes I put it back when I’m done. I [...]