Tag Archive | life

To All the Bloggers I Never Met Before (And Some I Have)

Two days ago, the last day of the year, I received a wonderful surprise: a two-page (nearly) handwritten letter. I say nearly, because it was typed, but it was not a form letter. It was from an old friend . . . sort of. The letter, full of news of my friend’s life, was from someone […]

Not Feeling the #MondayMotivation

It’s been three weeks since I posted on the blog and I’m feeling the pressure from my boss…yes, me. I’m not particularly inspired. Normally by this time I could throw up some photos of my beautiful garden. Sigh. We’ve had cold, rainy weather and my garden is just starting to appear… My birthday came and […]

This Blog Post Brought To You By The Cat

We have a cat. An old cat. Maybe she’s senile. Maybe she has kitty Alzheimer’s. Or maybe she just has a good imagination and is hoping we will accept her earnest gifts. Meet Spice. In her younger days, Spice used to catch birds, mice, and snakes. Not nice, I know. But it’s what cats do. […]

Dreams of our Youth

I visited with a high school friend of mine this past weekend. We were in Drama together. We used to joke (and dream) about being big Hollywood stars someday. She would be in a future Rocky movie (at that time, Rocky 2 was just out) and I wanted to be an evil female lead in […]

Time Keeps Rolling On

I thought the time might be right for a general “update” blog. Update on what, you say? No, not the obvious, not THE BOOK. Just stuff; former posts, what I’ve been up to lately, the garden, the family. Things that should have been posts all of their own, but time just kept speeding on by. […]

Write a Letter, Save a Postal Service

So, I read a headline in yesterday’s paper (yes, the actual paper–the kind you hold in your hands with a mug of coffee on the table next to you) : Postal Services Across Globe Struggle with Lower Demand. Among the points made was that although internet shopping is “helping keep alive moribund postal services across […]

Getting Your Chi On

The other day, I walked into our local natural foods store for the first time (I know it’s hard to believe it was the first time, but I grow my own, and no, I live in Oregon, not Washington, so it’s not what you’re thinking) and wandered over to the essential oils section, looking for […]