Go on faith.

“Just keep at it,” I heard him say. He’ll say things to me from time to time. Some are complete thoughts, other times they’re words that seem random but aren’t; they’re relevant to a situation or a problem, and they’re a beacon for my foggy brain. I am my father’s daughter. Stoic and reserved, I […]

Piano Lessons

Years of piano study taught me about the world before I was old enough to comprehend its size. I also wasn’t aware I was learning lessons which would one day be relevant to life, love and the pursuit, but — looking back — they were plentiful and their truths have stood the test of time. […]

Dog Days

When I was about ten years old, I thought it would be a great idea to take both dogs for a walk at the same time. One was a Lab mix, the other a Samoyed mix. They had been part of the family for a good five to seven years at that time, and I […]


The fact that we get up each day and breathe in and out, generally without difficulty, is one of the best and worst things ever. I remember having the wind kicked out of me in elementary school. The perp, a rude child named Darrell, had a crush of sorts on yours truly — the usual […]

Lawn Surgery

A water leak resulted in the casa’s front yard being dug up today. OK, not the whole yard, but a house-to-sidewalk trench almost two feet deep. After nine hours, the scarred landscape was put back together. The yard took on a Frankenstein appearance, its battle wound quite visible. Crabgrass stitches held the lawn together, dirt […]

Plan W

It’s nice to have one in mind, but sometimes Plan A just doesn’t work out. The first option might be the best in your head at the time, but maybe you’re meant to experience a little tough love, a bit of character-building until it’s your time. Really your time. A friend of mine is in a […]

The Rut

This blog is the product of some inspiration that came my way after starting a book of daily devotions I bought at the beginning of January 2012. Since then, with the exception of one day, I’ve written daily — by midnight in whatever time zone I happen to be in. I was on a roll […]


When you start something new, whether by your own doing or because someone asked for your involvement, the project takes on a whole new meaning. Why? You’re attached to it. Your name essentially defines it. What you put out into the world comes back to either bless you, or haunt you. What you offer up […]

Peace and Plenty

If the sky wasn’t clear and the moon wasn’t shining brightly in the west, I’d probably tell you it’s raining. I stepped outside this evening and there was a cool breeze dancing high in the treetops — palm tops, to be exact. Firm leaves shushing against each other could easily be mistaken for the sound […]