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 >>

My mom's white rose

Dear Readers, I cannot yet touch the full subject of losing my mother at the end of May. Most likely, I never will. But I do want to tell you about the beautiful people who have done so much to hold me up. People have mowed my lawn, pulled weeds, packed boxes, bought all the… READ MORE >>

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