Shadows on the Moon

This is the season of quiet introspection, during which evenings are usually spent with my nose buried in a book or working on my own writing.  Instead of curling up with a cat on my lap and a book in my hand tonight, I'll venture out into the biting cold to watch the lunar eclipse.... Continue Reading →


More than the Sum of Our Parts

Winter has reared its head again and cast a web of shimmering ice and snow over a large swath of the States.  Days like today are referred to as soup days in my household.  When it's too dreary and cold to venture beyond the front door, I pull out either the slow cooker or dutch... Continue Reading →

Rise and Shine

I sat down to type this post on the winter Solstice, but as seems to happen far too often, I was sidetracked by other things. So, to begin, very belated Solstice blessings to those who celebrate. For the winter season, I'm focusing on a theme of Rise and Shine.  There is the very literal interpretation... Continue Reading →

Storms and Stings

Ah, summer in the south.... I sat down at my desk this afternoon with a mind to write about summer things - flowers, green grass, blue skies. A quote from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass would have likely insinuated itself somewhere on the page or at the very least, a mention of Dylan's "The Force... Continue Reading →

Chip on Their Shoulder

Warm vanilla and sugar.  Those comforting scents permeate every room of my home right now, making the entire place smell like a bakery.  If I threw some ground coffee into the percolator, the resulting sense memory would take me straight to my grandmother's kitchen, circa 1977, complete with the memory of a terribly patterned linoleum... Continue Reading →

To Do or Not to Do?

The sense of time passing rapidly haunts me sometimes.  I have no fear of death, but I do worry that I am not living my life as fully as I might be and that there will not be enough days to accomplish all that I want to do.  And do I ever have things that... Continue Reading →

An Unexpected Gift

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." - Heraclitus Sometimes the universe has plans for us other than the ones we make for ourselves.  I'd arranged to go on an overnight hike along the Appalachian Trail with a friend to celebrate... Continue Reading →

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.comTW/CW: Depression, Suicide. Starting with this link:  Suicide Crisis Hotlines and with the statement that, if you find yourself staring into the abyss, know that you are not alone. There are people out there who care and will help. Now, for the rest of it... Death is no stranger to me.... Continue Reading →

If The Shoe Fits, Be A Heel

It has been brought to my attention that I have a superpower that I didn't know I possessed - the ability to offend people for the most ridiculous reasons. Case in point:  I recently invited a friend to coffee so that we could catch up.  Because I was in a celebratory mood, I put on... Continue Reading →

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