It’s the pan drippings. I’m not a gravy person, really. The idea of all that extra starchiness isn’t appealing, but as the turkey needs to cook for so long, there’re those scents that permeate the house. You go outside with some recycling to put in the bin, into the crisp chill, then when you come […]
Read More Thanksgiving That Wasn’t … and Then Was
THE CRUNCHER TRIGGER WARNING: descriptives of medical problems The facility who did my test follows the “Planetree” philosophy, which means: mindful of a person’s mind, body and spirit. As you’re waiting for your name to be called, there are ‘soothing’ colors, comfortable furnishings, free coffee bar and a water feature. There are snacks in a […]
Read More I Never Knew Bella Blankets Existed (and other epiphanies, like understanding my own artworks several years after I made them!)
I shared these 1st two stories on my Facebook author page but I’m going to share ’em here for those who haven’t liked that page and read those stories. Walking The Dog I was traveling home from the Boston Post Road last week when I saw a young girl of 7 or 8 y/o walking […]
Read More Balancing Funny with Not-So-Funny (mourning a tree like the over sensitive person I am)
I used to be adept at “Find the hidden______” puzzles. In doctors’ offices when I was a kid-I went right to the Highlights For Children magazines to find the hidden toothbrush, pencil, banana, etc. I’ve played a few phone apps too along these lines. So. With all my ‘experience’ finding hidden items, one would think I […]
Read More Unquiet Brain
In antique stores, tag sales and pawn shops where heritage is sold, most of the precious things we inherit are not tangible things at all.
Read More Fragility and a Haint Painted Blue Brain
My interest lies in part with fascination for hidden worlds, and mysterious and different creatures.) New octopus related things having been purchased, walls painted, I decided to put up some mini blinds in the newly painted bathroom. There is a narrow working space what with the disability rail and toilet. I rested my foot on the toilet seat. It skidded and snapped off.
Read More Striking a Balance Between Despair and Hope
So… this is Hairy Panic Tumbleweed: “It’s physically draining and mentally more draining,” exclaimed resident Pam Twitchett, who is one of many citizens trying frantically to clean it up. It’s presently overtaking an Australian town. As soon as they clean it up, more blows right on in! When I saw this news item, I had […]
Read More When The Hairy Panic Sets In
There I was, with my naturally curly hair all jumped up and soaking went and I had to leave the house. . . I turned to my 8 year old grandson and said, jokingly, “You should pick up that………
Read More FOUR A’s: Appreciated Allies, Art, and Adaptations