Places

The Sound a Baby Makes

24 Dec 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

Christmas Eve has played host to some of my favorite winter memories. Especially the quiet ones. I sat still on the couch even while my parents were surely wrapping the last of the presents behind closed doors. A few years older than my brother, I had the privilege of staying...

Gables for Good Looking Out

08 Dec 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

Our little house is a charmer. For instance, the distressed hardware on the doors dates back to 1947. Not because it is fashionable to place distressed knobs on doors, but rather because nobody has bothered to replace them. The same is true of our blue and...

Edinburgh Rooftops

03 Nov 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

I returned to find the city was just as I had left it: cloud-covered and as charming as ever. I breathed deeply and started my climb to the castle. My family had made a whirlwind two-day stopover in Scotland several years ago, in the midst of a sprawling...

Browsing and the Forlorn Zebra

20 Oct 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

Normally, I'm not one to enjoy browsing. My wife will tell you that nothing drains the color from my skin like shopping aimlessly in stores. I'd much rather research a product online until I'm confident I've found what I want. That way I can run into a store, grab what...

Hazed and Bemused

28 Sep 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

The sight of this image conjures up that inescapable smell of smoke. Or perhaps the flames of a long, dry summer continue to waft their stinging smoke through my neighborhood. At least I'm pretty sure there's nothing burning in the oven right now. The continuing drought in this part of the...