Earlier in my life I strived to be a good daughter…a good wife…a good mother…a good friend…strived to be good at everything…but the problem was….. in my pursuit to be seen by others as “good”…. I was giving away all my good stuff! For a long time I believed I could do it all…work, make … More Learning to Fly
Her heart was filled with peace and joy when small birds spoke to her in beautiful voices, danced for her on tiny feet, lifted their wings and flew away. She thought about the life of a leaf on a tree…being warmed by the sun, cooled by the moon, fed by the earth where thirsty roots … More Find Your Song and Sing It!
Mementoes A few years ago as I was going through drawers searching for something lost, I found a number of small mementoes I’d tucked away, to be enjoyed only on the rare occasion when they were found as I was looking for something else. That day I decided to bring my mementoes into the light … More Mementoes
In the beauty salon where I began my career there were a number of hairdressers who still had weekly clients who came to have their hair shampooed, set in rollers, dried under the hooded hairdryer, and then combed out and sprayed with enough hairspray to ensure that not one hair would fall out of place … More Finding Beauty
This is for the friends who have asked me how I went about finding a loving, healthy relationship in my late sixties. You know who you are and I truly hope you find the happiness you are seeking. Finding love at this late time in my life was an unexpected surprise, but looking back … More How did you do that?
My first 12 years of life were spent at 2621 N. Chester, and when we weren’t camping in the Smoky Mountains over summer break, you would find me in our backyard which was a world of its own. It was filled with the natural beauty of an enormous pussy willow bush, a peach tree, cherry … More Thief of Grapes
My love of cooking heated up years ago when I first started living with a boyfriend and accepted sole responsibility for preparing meals. My favorite part of a meal was a sweet ending, and that led to a joy of baking. I was eager to try new recipes and curious to see how they would … More German Pancake Recipe Story
Have you ever noticed the petite woodland wildflowers growing along the footpaths and on the hills in the Spring? They seem to be recklessly strewn by a divine hand! Few of us know their names and yet these flowers care not for their anonymity; their desire is simply to live fully in the moment, to … More Spring Wildflowers
We all build walls between ourselves and other people, and between ourselves and the “world”. We build these walls so we can hide behind them when strong emotions threaten to topple us, or so we can retreat to them when the “world” seems to want to devour us, morsel by morsel. We believe that we … More Tearing Down the Walls
As I reach inside the mailbox on this still, snow-covered morning A bird’s voice falls from the sky to my ear It’s behind me…loud and clear… And it’s the only sound I hear Slowly I turn and stand stock-still, Much like the trees so near My eyes flit up, up through the branches Seeking, but … More The Hawk and Me