When I was a teenager, my mother was enamored with a new type of lodging called "The B&B." I suppose it was not new of course, but it was recently getting trendy - it was in it's zenith. My parents scheduled a few trips, stayed at B&Bs and Country Inns, then came home to tell … Continue reading Our B&B Adventures.
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
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. 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 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