Things

Smart Phone Saturdays: Settlers of Catan

21 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

I take a break from my blogging exploits over the weekend -- but I uphold a promise to deliver a simple smart phone photo each Saturday. This week, you'll find a group of my friends winding down over everyone's favorite German indie board game: The Settlers...

Heart on Fire

20 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Things

Sometimes, I get the feeling that Grandma has even more fun than her grand kids. And I don't think there's any problem with that. It was the Fourth of July and our extended family had gathered to set off some ceremonial fireworks on our street. The...

Squashed at the Farmers Market

18 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

My family has several Saturday morning traditions, one of which is entirely indulgent and one of which is totally organic: visiting the farmers market. The wife and I began shopping the local farmers market some years ago. We had hoped to enjoy a morning walk and find some...

The Stillness of the Sixth Street Train

13 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

There's something unsettling to me about empty spaces with all the lights left on. It is almost more strange than happening upon a space with all the lights out. Was there some emergency that caused everyone to leave in haste? Or did I get left...

Portrait of Kitchen Faucet

12 Mar 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Things

My family's house has lived a good long life, and our kitchen sink is proof of that. Yes, I know my simple faucet may not be as exotic as Scottish cattle, or ghost town hikers, but there's plenty of heart in my home. Keep reading. Our simple...