The Point of the Highland Thistle

“The Point of The Highland Thistle” At the Vernal Equinox, the Scottish Highlands have always yielded before their Dark and Mercurial Sky, who once again is forced to endure Lady Spring’s conspicuous and gaudy arrival. As She approached, the curmudgeonly Sky, turned and peered into the distance, greeting her only with silence. Lady Spring, irritated […]

Tolerance, a double edged sword

I love the words “to tolerate” Ever Sardonic to the end Yet so peevishly human For our existence demands it presence Thou Valor refuses its aim As history shows its futility We endure those who preach it For tolerance is thought a virtue And to be intolerant, considered a sin yet a Tyrant counts on […]

Where Have I Been? Finishing the 2nd Book! A Year of the Sunflowermuse! It’s available from Amazon in Paperback or eBook.

A Year of The Sunflower Muse: The Thoughts and Musings of a Curious Fool (TheSunflowerMuse.Com Book 1) by Michael McCown Kindle Edition $9.99    Traveling Zen; finding Peace in the Details: The path to Great Travel isn’t found in a Guidebook, it’s Found in the Lessons of Those who Have gone Before. by Michael McCown […]

A Look in Life’s Rear View Mirror

Another year, another birthday. I’m not a “birthday” kinda guy. I don’t like the attention and would prefer that it passed quietly and unnoticed. This year I was feeling extra-curmudgeonly and spent the day avoiding most everyone, which is almost impossible, because I have the most wonderful family in the world and they know right […]

Think being a Parent is hard, wait until you’re a Grandparent.

What is the hardest job in the world? The answer is, of course, subjective. At the end of the day though, I thought that being a parent ultimately topped the list.  I was wrong. Becoming a parent, requires only that you participate in the act of procreation and nine-ish months later, you’re a parent. Don’t […]