Overcoming Chaos

To say this weekend has been rough is an understatement. My instinct is to keep things private. To discuss things is to let that wall down. To let people in is to show weakness. It goes against everything that has been bred into me since childhood. Yet sharing can be cathartic, and helps us grow.   […]

The Downsizing

We had made it to U-Haul just in time. We rented the unit, and quickly moved our life into it. Quietly I told my husband that we would be back soon to purge. we have been upended, but it has been a great opportunity to downsize. It is the first big step in our new […]

Life in 2017

Suddenly we are at the end of another year. As surprising as it is, I think that many people are happy to be at the end of 2016. Between deaths, the election, and world events, it has been a rough and tumble year. Overall there is a lot of negativity going around. Being an empathetic […]

Going Through The Process

Hoping that the New Year is treating all of you well. I have been working on my longer pieces, manuscripts and such. I figured it was time to add some updates to the blog. I love posting updates, and keeping you all updated on things that I have been doing. WordPress is such a great […]

A Light in The Darkness

Yesterday, Paris experienced incomprehensible violence all over the city. Once again we are we left with questions, pain and many people who lost their lives too soon. It is a terrible thing, watching as hate fueled attacks become increasingly common. The biggest question is, how do we move forward from this? On an individual level, […]

Little Novembers

The trees are bare as we continue our march towards Winter.  The snowbirds are beginning to leave, and many people are outwardly complaining about the coming weather. I welcome this time of year with open arms. It is just another stop on the wider journey. The colors have faded away, the brown  folded leaves of […]

Sweet Late September

The road passes down the big field where the barn was. A couple years ago we had heavy snow and the it’s back finally broke. The roof caved in and the barn fell in upon itself. This Summer, they finally took a bulldozer to the weather beaten remains. Now nothing remains but a fresh patch […]

These are the Days of our Lives.

Almost two full weeks into September, it seems a great time to reflect on the last few months. Its raining as I sit here, a light fog covering everything. The clouds swirl restlessly, as fog rises up on the road. Fall is all around, from the shorter days to the colder nights. The heat has […]

Life Adventures.

Why? Many people no longer ask this question. I see in a the grocery store. The adult driving the nice car with a string of kids with them. Everyone has new toys, nice clothes and designer shoes. The kids are screaming or playing with their brand new phone, while the parent try to make decisions. […]

Old Schoolhouse Memories

Every once in a while I pass the old schoolhouse in my way into Greenfield. The tall white building standing in the center is only second to the large Meetinghouse that sits on the hill. The worn old schoolhouse that held so many memories, including my own. When I pass my I can almost hear […]