• Seasons
  • The Summer That Wasn’t

    “Hurry! Let’s go!”   I greet Gerry as I’m rushing around the kitchen getting a dish of chicken breasts ready to put in the oven.   “The sun is shining! Go up and get changed and let’s head outside!” I say as I maneuver around him to get to the oven.   I had been […]

  • A "Grand" Life!
  • My Garden

    I just came in from the garden where I snipped some lettuce for dinner. When I decided to plant my little garden this year I couldn’t have imagined how satisfying it would be to step out into a light misty rain and snip some fresh greens for my husband and I to enjoy together. I’ve become […]

  • Writing Life
  • My Writing Life – The Rules

    Here, according to author and teacher Natalie Goldberg, are the rules of writing practice: 1. Keep your hand moving. 2. Don’t cross out. 3. Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, grammar. 4. Lose control. 5. Don’t think. Don’t get logical. 6. You are free to write the worst junk in America. 7. Go for the jugular. I’ve been […]

  • Recipes
  • Salty or Sweet?

    Some of us are sweet people; some of us are salty people. No, I’m not referring to personality, I’m referring to palate preference. Me, I’m a salty person. Give me a bag of potato chips over a piece of cake almost any day. (I had to insert the “almost” because there are some days when […]

  • Writing Life
  • My Writing Life – Your Writing Life

    I facilitate a local writing group. We meet once a month on a Saturday morning and share the pieces that we’ve worked on since we last met, time permitting we have a period of timed writing, and I share a writing prompt for the group to work on over the next month. Sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry, […]

  • Gratitude
  • The Good Life

    I saw a billboard recently with a caption that said The Good Life scrawled beneath an image of a couple sitting in lounge chairs on the beach next to a turquoise water. The good life. I have been in just such an environment more than once and it was, indeed, a slice of the good […]