Make Way for Goslings (on Capital Boulevard)

You are lucky, little geese—

traffic is light this morning,

and I am behind the wheel.


I went to a writing conference Saturday (Triangle Area Freelancers’ Write Now! conference—they did a great job). As I drove there around 8am on a state highway in an urban area, I had to brake suddenly for a family of geese padding into my lane. I quickly glanced in the rear-view mirror and was relieved there were no cars immediately behind me. To the best of my knowledge, the family made it safely across the road. Whew.

Make Way for Ducklings!

Once I came across

a village with a duck pond—

guess who was the boss?


I heard this phrase on NPR yesterday “a village with a duck pond” and I just had to do something with it. Reminded me of the book by Robert McCloskey—a classic.