Wednesday, March 2, 2011


This is not what I had intended to post today but the other one is not quite ready. Hopefully tomorrow. In the meantime I'll share this photo.

Zeus and I just returned from a five day trip to our old stomping grounds in southern Arizona. The town of Ajo was once home to a thriving copper mine. It is now a winter home to northern snowbirds and an ever increasing population of Border Patrol and Homeland Security.

During the old mining days burros were used in the hauling of ore, or something like that. At some point they were replaced with trucks and other heavy equipment. The unneeded burros were turned out into the surrounding mountains and became wild.

In twenty years of living in Ajo my brother-in-law has never seen these animals, even living as close as they do to the edge of town. Leaving his home one afternoon Zeus noticed a herd of seven beautiful burros wandering out on the desert. They stood nervously as I took their photos until I got one step too close. Then they trotted back out to the hills.

It is good to be home.

1 comment:

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

re: your query on my blog, I could write a book :) but the best pre-education you can get is go to Ebay, open and account, and every day do a search for what you plan to sell. Put it on a Watched list, see if they do sell, and at what price. Then analyze why and why not, and do the why when you list yours.

In addition you will be far more successful if you understand the site itself. Where are the help files? Which community forum is the most helpful? Where are the help files? How does the fee business work? As a new seller how will I be limited? What things are prohibited in a listing. What things are prohibited from selling period? What about guarantees? Selling world-wide?

And you have to be a registered member of PayPal to sell on Ebay because it is one of the required options for accepting payment.

To sell you'll need to register a credit card with Ebay.
To sell with zero feedback will limit how much folks are willing to trust you. Do some shopping on Ebay while you are there. See just how well or badly things are shipped, learn from that, and get yourself some feedback.

If you have any specific questions, just email me from my blog, good luck, Sharyn