Getting Away

Maybe it was all the animal carcasses on the walls, or the remoteness of the resort, or just our imaginations, but the ever so cozy get-away- seemed to spark a very unsettling feeling that neither I or my husband could shake. We booked two nights at a very popular and touted resort area in Missouri. … Continue reading Getting Away

Some Good Eats and Treats From New York to Bentonville

After a few months of indulgence, I am now left with only memories of good food. March brings a re- dedication to healthy food and exercise. But, I can look back just a few months, and remember. So in December we were in New York. I don’t even know where to begin, wait, yes I … Continue reading Some Good Eats and Treats From New York to Bentonville

The Duality of Cussing

I grew up in a bilingual household. No big deal. But, it’s not what you think-- like Spanish, French, German, Hindi, or Hebrew. No. I cuss in filter and unfiltered language. For example, the other day while driving: “Good gravy! What the heck? Stupid fucking douche bag.” Why wouldn’t someone just commit to the unfiltered … Continue reading The Duality of Cussing

Love’s not Time’s fool

I look out my window, and it is gray and raining on this day of love. The Valentine’s Day frenzy is quiet where I work, and I am very glad.  The pressure to celebrate is suffocating and annoying and the idea of love is greater than a card or bouquet and extends far beyond this … Continue reading Love’s not Time’s fool

The Heart of the Handwritten Note

I admit that I am old fashioned when it comes to cards, letters, and even books.  Ecards, emails, eBooks are all vastly more convenient and immediate, and the message gets through faster. Yet, there is something about the scrawled handwriting and card in hand that I find a connection. Hospice sent me a note the … Continue reading The Heart of the Handwritten Note

Groundhogs and Puppy-Grams

It’s Groundhog Day! Little varmint has predicted more winter. I can’t say that I believe him because here in Northwest Arkansas, there has yet to be a winter, and well, it is a prediction of critter. Although, many like a party to celebrate, perhaps, you don’t want a full blown party and all that prep. … Continue reading Groundhogs and Puppy-Grams

Pageant Queens and Salvation

 Growing up in small southern towns, salvation could happen anywhere at any time. The Piggly Wiggly cola aisle was just a good a place to lay hands on for healing as the front of the church.  Everyone was on a first name with Jesus and prayed that He would help with Friday night basketball game, … Continue reading Pageant Queens and Salvation