Tis Pity He's a Writer

Richard Daybell – Novels, stories and short humor

Crazy Aunts in New Hampshire’s Attic

I don’t like to speak ill of a neighbor.  But if your neighbor has a crazy aunt locked up in the attic, you’ve got to say something.  And our New … Continue reading

March 31, 2011 · 4 Comments

Take This Verb and Parse It

Diagramming sentences – what fond memories that brings back.  Shuffling nouns and verbs and predicate adjectives around until they find their proper position on the diagram.  Those were the days, … Continue reading

March 24, 2011 · 1 Comment

When Irish Guys Are Smiling

I don’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t wear green.  I don’t drink green beer.  And I certainly don’t sing Danny Boy.  As a small gesture, I might put a … Continue reading

March 16, 2011 · 2 Comments

Eyes of Texas II

I’ll Always Remember the Alamo (not if you don’t write it down, you won’t)  Looking out over the stone walls of the Alamo, we see the barren Texas landscape stretching as … Continue reading

March 14, 2011 · 2 Comments

The Eyes of Texas Are Upon Us

Our pilot touched down in a daring display of aviating prowess, negotiating the scrub oak, prairie dogs and armadillos.  We were in Texas, San Antonio to be exact.  Without stopping … Continue reading

March 9, 2011 · Leave a comment