That Could Have Been My Life

I watched the most adorable video of a mamma moose and her two calves playing on a lawn in Anchorage.  The grass was green, green, green and there were mature shrubs and trees.  The calves were frolicking, running in circles through a sprinkler and around and around their mamma. It is funny the things that … Continue reading That Could Have Been My Life

A Bit of Daydreaming Never Hurt Anyone

While reading another blog, I saw that some people actually fit in several prompts in their post.  I tried it yesterday and had great fun, so here goes today's prompt with FIVE prompts.  See if you can find them. I am a teacher, yet I struggled a little in school.  I didn't fail or drop … Continue reading A Bit of Daydreaming Never Hurt Anyone

Happy B-day: Groove On Baby Brother!

Happy Birthday Randy! This is a post dedicated to one of the most awesome people I know.  He is also someone who will call me out if I am too sappy or corny, and this is going to be, but I don't really care.  He.  Is.  Amazing. Resilient.  Charismatic and truthful to a fault. Let … Continue reading Happy B-day: Groove On Baby Brother!

Wonder. One More Small Thought About Anchorage

Anchorage feels anonymous and distant until a stranger, an older woman with large arms and soft skin hugs me, looks at me, really looks at me like she knows me, and tells me I look just like my mom.  Suddenly, I am home again.  

Talking ‘Bout My Generation

Matt, a friend from way-back-when, was passing through town the other day and we found ourselves talking about the "old days."  I mean the OLD days.  I am talking 3rd grade, 4th grade, you know, the "GOOD old days," the days when we were growing up in a brand-new subdivision on what was then the … Continue reading Talking ‘Bout My Generation

Camping, Finch Family Style

Whenever a picture of Pioneer Peak floats across my FB feed, I get an instant, kick-in-the-gut shot of nostalgia.  There are few things that make me miss home like that mountain does. Knife edged peaks, seemingly snow-capped year round, thrusting straight up from the valley floor. Warm mellow light of an autumn sun painting the … Continue reading Camping, Finch Family Style

Ocean View

(This was published earlier, but wanted to get my writing on one site) Last September I returned home, to Anchorage, for the sad occasion of my sister’s funeral. Over the week, as my family gathered we toured our remembered favorites. Lunch at the Roadrunner and ordered an Alaska Banquet of course – my grown up … Continue reading Ocean View