Sunday, July 17, 2011


Today, I dug holes for a couple peach trees.

"You should plant trees in the spring or fall," says Virginia.

Yes, maybe.  Anyway, I lifted a shovel of dirt and dropped it onto the pile I would later return to the hole, and a tiny stone caught my eye.

"How do you know which was front and back?" asks Virginia.

Picky, picky.  What do you think happened a few thousand years ago when this arrowhead dropped to the ground?  Squirrel, rabbit, bird?  Maybe not.  I understand even projectile points of less than an inch could drop a deer (

The stone may be worth 87 cents.  The experience is not.

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