Cheesy Goodness

Right now I am eating a grilled cheese sandwich.  In the morning.  At school. On Friday.  Friday is grilled cheese for breakfast day. For adults.  For kids.  For anyone who is hungry.  Kids get off the bus, grab a sandwich and eat the cheesy goodness then go out to play. Other days it is oatmeal.  … Continue reading Cheesy Goodness

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

Music Makes Me…

Like so much of my writing, this blog will begin with: "I read this post on Facebook." It was from the New York Times and it asked.... "5 minutes that will make you love classical music."  The gist was, what five minute section of a classical song would you play for someone to make them … Continue reading Music Makes Me…

Worse Than Karaoke

Last night I did the scariest thing in the world.  I told a story at a "Story Slam!"  It was really full and the lights were really bright and my legs were shaking really bad.  It was  really crazy! The theme was, "Where there is smoke there is fire."  I didn't even know the theme … Continue reading Worse Than Karaoke

The Best Kind of Picture

In the better late than never category, I decided it was high time I jotted a little something about the Holidays. There is picture my husband has on his phone that sums up the tone of our Holidays.  It is in the cabin we rented at the Ski area.  He took it from the loft … Continue reading The Best Kind of Picture

Teacups, A Poem

Home sick today, with an extremely bad cold,  I have been drinking copious amounts of coffee and tea  (and water, yes I know it is good for me!). With Kleenex in hand, and in my pajamas,  I immersed myself in writing and I came across one of the *very first* blog posts I wrote called … Continue reading Teacups, A Poem

Silver Tide

Last night the Blood moon, a luminous red marble, stunning and simple.  Today a quiet house, a break in the rain and opportunity to write a bit, and even though my "to do" list is longer than I can possibly accomplish, I take a break and spend time drinking coffee and staring out the window, … Continue reading Silver Tide

It’s All in the Details.

How do you pronounce Hygge?  Huggie?  I guess it really doesn't matter, what matters is that this unique word just keeps showing up on my pinterest board and in Pottery Barn catalogs and home decorating/lifestyle blogs that I read.   So... I investigated.   I checked out and read "The Little Book of Hygge."  I looked … Continue reading It’s All in the Details.

Between Clover and Dampened Earth



The Farmer's Field

Today I walk
With my lover,
My footstep light,
Careful
Against the dewy ground,
His steps
Strong.
Steady.

Morning mist,
Ethereal,
Magical,
Curls around us,
Secretive.
Dreamy.
And it is only 
He and I,
There in the fog.

We walk without words,
Our footsteps
Our breath
Make soft sounds,
Yet the earth is stirring,
Waking noisily.
Insects chirp,
Birds sing merrily.
The call of the farmer,
His family,
In the distance,
The bark of his dog.
Lamb's mournful pleas,
Mothers respond.


Through light … Continue reading Between Clover and Dampened Earth

Second Chances

It has been FOREVER since I posted... Life has been busy - between travel, moving and holidays, it is hard to get the time to write - Such a contrast to my sleepy summer schedule. So I have been listening to The Moth Radio Hour pod-cast (NPR).  I recommend it for all writers!  It is … Continue reading Second Chances