July Runs Faster Than I Do

July is passing on swift wings in a blur of amber sunsets, philosophical midnight conversations, sultry, lazy days, and not nearly enough hours… July 4th was the fourth anniversary of my husband's death; it came and went with family and friends, fireworks, and an impossibly odd triple rainbow that loomed above the mountains for longer … Continue reading July Runs Faster Than I Do

In the Pines

I never thought I'd admit it, but I have to say: I'm bored.  The schools turned the rugrats out for the summer on June 1, and I haven't had a moment's peace since.  I love my kids; I'd give them a kidney in a second's notice.  Still, there are times when I'd just like a … Continue reading In the Pines

Distant Music

Despite the rumors, I'm still alive.  And well, to boot.  I've been basking in the twilight sun in the evenings in my own Margaritaville (also known as the deck out back).  When it's not twilight time I'm usually found cleaning out some cupboard that's been neglected (so that's where I hid the rum!) or attempting … Continue reading Distant Music

Stirring Some Old Bones

I've told this story before… Many times and in many different settings to quite a few different cultures of people.  The intrigue of the story never falters or fades; I find this quite remarkable since the tale itself cannot be proved at all.  Perhaps that's why it's so timeless… My paternal grandmother was an extreme … Continue reading Stirring Some Old Bones


48 hours ago the world was perfect.  Or so it seemed.  The skies were cerulean and beaming, the temperatures soared above 80 degrees.  It was bliss.  Pure and simple bliss.  Now, right before the beginning of my Easter break, I am looking out my window in disdain and contempt.  A mad snow storm blows its … Continue reading Temptations…