When my daughters were little, they delighted me with their creations. From multicolored pasta necklaces to ceramics, their projects found a special place in my heart. Even if you don’t have children of your own, I know you can relate to the joy of receiving a...
The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

A nurse popped her head into the doctor’s office and said, “There’s an invisible man in the waiting room.” The doctor replied, “Tell him I can’t see him.” *** Last weekend I walked into a restaurant and said “Hi, is my...
Woe are We

Woe are We

Years ago a friend in Ocala, Florida gave me a book titled Woe is I, written by Patricia T. O’Conner. Martha knew I was writing a book (at that time, Rabbit Trail) and thought I’d be intrigued and amused by an intense look at grammar mistakes people make,...
Weekend Update

Weekend Update

This month I’m sharing thoughts about how we spend our time. Lately I’ve had some new experiences, like attempting (note the use of that verb) to strip wallpaper and putting together a wheelbarrow. Weeding and house painting are on the horizon. If you know...
Shadow and Substance

Shadow and Substance

Earlier this month on St. Patrick’s Day I invited you to visit the Emerald Isle with me. Come with me today to the Judaean Hills near Jerusalem. In 1987 I toured the Holy Land, visiting the usual spots like the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, and the Church of the...
All Things Irish

All Things Irish

Happy St. Paddy’s Day to you! Who was Saint Patrick, and why do we celebrate today? Neither a canonized saint nor Irish, he was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century, kidnapped at the age of 16 by pirates, and taken to Ireland as a slave. He escaped but...
Modern Marriage…and How To Bear It

Modern Marriage…and How To Bear It

I hope your Valentine’s Day was a good one. Here’s my belated post. I love books, their smell, their feel, their role in our lives. To be honest it’s been a struggle for me to develop a relationship with my Kindle, although enough years have passed...
Best Laid Plans…

Best Laid Plans…

Due to circumstances beyond my control–like the unintended connection between my head and the pavement a couple of days ago–I am not spending any time on the computer or watching TV  screens or reading. So my intended post for this special day is on hold....
A Word to the Wise

A Word to the Wise

Hi, and thanks for joining the party! I thought I’d begin the new year by giving you a flavor of just how eclectic a group you are. You hail from all around the United States, Germany, Portugal, England, Ireland, and Brooklyn (yes, I consider my beloved hometown...