Fall Magic


I recently took a walk on a bright, warm and sunny, fall afternoon.  To me the colors of fall in New England are "Magic"!  But this one, once I made some changes with the Pixlr app, looked just as magical as anything I'd snapped in color.  It's Queen Anne's Lace which grows everywhere around me, particularly … Continue reading Fall Magic

Gone (Cat) Fishing


In the spring of 2009 I sent my husband out of the house..."Go fishing! Please! I need some alone time in the house." He is always happy to go fishing. That day it seemed like it was going to be a particularly good day for it, overcast and cool weather would surely provide for a … Continue reading Gone (Cat) Fishing

Activist, Who Me?


  Activist = campaigner, protester, objector, militant, advocate; forward looking, advanced, innovative, ahead of its time, avant-garde On Facebook this week I received an invitation to join #Pantsuitnation (more info here). Although I'd heard about it prior to election day and knew it was meant as a visual way to support the first woman candidate … Continue reading Activist, Who Me?

In the After…


So much pain, fear, and for some--absolute agony and despair. Surprisingly, I'm almost glad that I am not trying to raise children in an environment that's become so fraught with divisive and negative language and actions. Years and years of watching news reports about political violence following elections in other countries, I could not have … Continue reading In the After…

Now What?


Throughout this entire, long, drawn-out, nasty campaign for the Presidency of the United States I have kept opinions to myself. I would not engage in ANY political discussions with anyone: family, friend, coworker or stranger in line at the grocery store. I even kept my mouth shut watching the third presidential debate with my husband … Continue reading Now What?

Twinkle Lights


It’s what Christmas lights do for me, they twinkle.  I especially like the small, white lights on my tree or front porch, or in the wreaths that hang on our windows and doors.  My husband, on the other hand, likes colored lights but tolerates my need for the holidays to be filled with all that … Continue reading Twinkle Lights

Cake, A Love Story


Who doesn't like cake, really, who?  The daily writing prompt from yesterday is one I just can't let go by without a response! I know there are people who say they don't like cake, but I'm going to de-bunk  a couple of silly excuses right now! "I don't like chocolate."  (There are lots of other flavors: lemon, vanilla, … Continue reading Cake, A Love Story