This piece was originally posted last week. I deleted it on the request of the loved one of my friend, but after much reflection am reposting it with the name of my friend removed. It seems appropriate since while my friend was special, the situation, unfortunately, is not. As the victim of a terrible disease … Continue reading Smack(ed) – updated
Not to take anything away from Mary, but I did my share of work yesterday, too. The morning began with tending to two loaves of bread, prepping the ultimately fantastic beef roast and driving a friend to the airport, all prior to attending a 10:00 yoga class. After the sweaty release of 75 minutes of … Continue reading Laboring on Christmas Eve
A universe and population that has evolved to understand that we're more alike than different. Fewer guns in that wiser universe. In my own personal DelSo planet, the boys to clean their bedrooms. A romantic love that inspires. If number four doesn't happen, Bradley Cooper would be an acceptable alternative.
You know how certain books seem to take up residence in some internal place? Maybe your head, sometimes your heart, at times your imagination and occasionally your soul? This is one of those books. From the opening page this novel that presents as a work of nonfiction, absolutely grabbed me and I can’t wait to … Continue reading The Unfinished Life of Addison Stone – by Adele Griffin
So far, it's been a particularly relaxed holiday season. I've been on my game - my freezer has 8 quarts of assorted homemade cookie dough ready to thaw and bake, the door has a wreath and the dining room a decorated tree. The last of the Christmas cards went in the mail 3 days ago … Continue reading Gifts of the season
Disclaimer: What follows is my own limited experience on a free dating site. Two things to remember, everything I share below is painfully true and you get what you pay for. Last week I went skiing with a friend and we, as women do, got to talking about dating and the state of our romantic … Continue reading (Not)OKCupid
For the first time in 18 years my home is devoid of believers. Let me tell you, it makes for a different sort of holiday build up. No longer is it necessary to hide the packages left on my front porch by the postal carrier. Now, I just stack them up as unobtrusively as possible, … Continue reading A believer no more