Photo of god bless the gargoyles with angel comforting a gargoyle

There is a repost floating around Facebook now, reminding us all that the holidays aren’t happy for everyone. I don’t need it. I remember. This year is tough with both my parents gone and an older son who is most often far away. Last night, I found something I did need. Desperately. And I didn’t… READ MORE >>

Before Photo of Crooked Foot

The first photo shows my sad and crooked foot BEFORE. Below is my corrected foot with a screw through the top that may or may not set off the security alarms when I get to those metal detectors. We will see. Getting through this has involved many weeks of not using this screwed together foot… READ MORE >>

Beginning the puzzle

I only let myself do jigsaw puzzles on occasion and in the winter because once I start them I cannot do anything else. I find it difficult to make dinner, read a book, talk to my family or even sleep because I so want to find that next piece. The puzzle virtually consumes me. But… READ MORE >>

Healing Wonders: Ocean’s Eight

Topics: Blog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFWF9dU5Zc0 I’ve spent a lot of time on the couch while my foot heals from the surgery I had last week. This gave me more than the usual time to watch movies and read books with cats and a dachshund curled up on or next to me. My favorite move of the couch time is… READ MORE >>

Skogskyrkogården_at_All_Saints_Day_2010-4

Today is November 1st–The Day of the Dead (Dia de Muertos) and All Saints Day. Wikipedia says it has many other names. I think Hallowmas is my favorite from the Christian tradition and Samhain, or summer’s end, from the pre-Christian times. All Souls’ Day follows tomorrow on November 2nd when we remember everyone departed, saintly… READ MORE >>

The Wonders of Grief

Topics: Grief
Photo of Mom's calendar with garden and October 19th circled

October 19, 2018 Today is my mother’s birthday. I thought long about what to do on this day to recognize it and to get myself through it. I decided to make the class I need to help me with the holiday season that starts, for me, today. It is my hope that if you are… READ MORE >>

Labyrinth and EMP

The microphone shook so hard in my right hand that I had to grab it with my left hand to try to steady it. I felt all the usual nervous symptoms–nausea, heart palpitations, and my face was a lovely hue of flaming red. I closed my eyes so I wouldn’t see the faces in the… READ MORE >>

Spielberg quote on dyslexia

I’ve debated writing about this for several years. I haven’t wanted to reveal too much about my young son that he might not want me to say. But something about losing my mother has made me brave. And the more I research and learn about how to help my kid love learning, the more I… READ MORE >>

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