Strings of Solace

By Kim Davis © 2011 Late, late, late! It seemed like no matter how early she started getting ready she just could not get out of the apartment on time. Now she was going to blow her interview with Dr. Bonham before she ever got there. Crap! Of course she had neglected to plan enough […]

The Hummingbird Minuet

I sat in the cool, still morning, Gathering my thoughts; Deciding whether to beseech or assault the day. Humming filled the air And called my eye To the red liquid suspended in glass From my porch roof. A pair danced there; Whether duel or duet was hard to tell. Tiny rapiers thrust forward They came […]

Hog Hunters in Texas

How the problem started Hog hunters have seem like they are everywhere in Texas any more. All over the state, farmers and ranchers are having big problems with wild hogs. These intelligent and adaptable creatures can wreak havoc on cultivated land and even prey on livestock. They can live in any kind of terrain, from […]

“Mommy, I See Jack!”

March 25, 1996 Journal Entry “…With Jack so unwell, I have to admit that I’m just waiting for him to die.  This clinging to life with drugs and constant pain and fear is so ugly.  I just wish it would finish.” March 26, 1996 Journal Entry “Oh what a day! Jack died at 10:00 a.m. […]

Bad Things Really DO Happen at Sea

© 2004, Kim Davis This article originally appeared in the Extraordinary Jobs for Ordinary People online newsletter. For several years now, I’ve been writing about working aboard yachts for a living.  I’ve explained how to get started, where to train, and where to look for work.  However, I have not said much about the scary stuff. […]

What makes a “Weather Guy”?

An interview with Jim Kline of the National Weather Service originally published in the Employment Times, May 19, 2003 By Kim Davis © 2003 All of us who are involved with any aspect of the travel industry are deeply affected by the weather.  As a marine biology student-come-sailor, a significant part of my education involved […]