Trick-or-Treat

Halloween in Anchorage meant costumes worn over bulky snowsuits.  It meant cold, snowy, moonless nights trick-or-treating in our protected little neighborhood.  The big question was always, would there be snow? Halloween was homemade costumes. My siblings and I were hobos once.  Eyebrow pencil stubble on our chins, gel in our hair and then tousled, oversized … Continue reading Trick-or-Treat

A Perfect Day

I woke up yesterday to a lovely, sunny, fall day.  Those are few and far between here in our rainy little corner of the world.  While drinking coffee and enjoying the view, my husband spotted a whale in the narrows.  So there we were, on the deck, air chilly, coffee cup warming our hands watching … Continue reading A Perfect Day

Day One

Day one.  The buses are pulling out of the parking lot, I turn off the lights, lock my door and stagger out to the car.  I call my husband and uttered, "Pizza.  Pizza and wine."  Once home, my head hits the couch and I fall asleep. But in spite of how exhausting it is, I … Continue reading Day One

My Corner of the World

My daughter Laura, who lives in the south has been hit with thunderstorms and rain all summer.  Last night a Category 4 hurricane hit land not far from where she lives.  By comparison, my daughters, Sarah and Gracie, live in the Pacific Northwest and they are experiencing a record breaking number of days without rain, … Continue reading My Corner of the World