I Am the Kind of Person Who…

December 14, 2017 by - 7 Comments

  Husband told me about a podcast he’d listened to about visualization. I’m a sucker for new ideas about how to change myself and the way I relate to the world. You’d think I believed in perfectibility or something. Visualization is what it sounds like it is: Imagine yourself as the kind of person you …Read More

Behinder and Behinder

December 13, 2017 by - 4 Comments

  Tuesday was a behind and behinder day. About 2 a.m. this morning I found myself drowsing over my computer in a strange, head-wavering, sleepy state. My mind was half-dreaming, and when I would rouse myself I had to carefully go over what I’d just written. Mostly I discovered rambling, unpunctuated sentences that had no …Read More

You Know I Have A Thing For Birds

December 12, 2017 by - 8 Comments

One of the pleasures of not having young children any longer is that I get to do crazy things like have a second Christmas tree in the house. Oh, sure. I know many of you overachievers out there started with two (or more!) Christmas trees from Day One, no matter how many children you had …Read More

Graffiti and Gift-Wrapping

December 11, 2017 by - 7 Comments

How was your weekend? Did you have unexpected/expected snow? Did you spend lots of time reading? On Friday I had a very exciting conversation with my Mulholland editor. I’ve got a couple weeks’ worth of fine-tuning to do on The Stranger Inside, but it’s not due until right after the holidays, so I have time to …Read More

Wanting and Hoping

December 10, 2017 by - 4 Comments

We humans are so adaptable. We’re like machines of want, with very short memories. Just let me publish one story and I’ll be happy; just let me have this car, and I’ll never want another. Endless wants. Endless needs. Sometimes we need to pause and breathe and remember. Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have …Read More

Saturday Serendipity, 9 December 2017

December 9, 2017 by - 2 Comments
Every Saturday, Rain or Shine

      Snow in Houston, drunken Santas loose all over the country, Saturday holiday shopping…Hello, weekend! Bits and Bobs Some people can’t see pictures in their imagination. Fascinating. An unconscious man was brought into a Miami hospital. He had a do not resuscitate tattoo. It was complicated. Santa Con: Santa craziness arriving today in …Read More

Surprises. Are They Good Things?

December 8, 2017 by - 6 Comments

  I LOVE SURPRISES! Okay, I do love surprises, but I very much dislike unpleasant surprises. Or sometimes unexpected surprises (is that an oxymoron?). Husband tells me I like surprises under very specific conditions, those conditions being that I need to know the basic parameters of the surprise before I’m “actually” surprised. I know. That …Read More

Fractures and Faux Berries

December 7, 2017 by - 10 Comments

I did it! I put up my first Christmas decoration today. Two, even. I’d been bummed out about not getting everything out, and then remembered…baby steps. A little Christmas is a good start. This coming weekend is packed, but my goal is to put up lots of non-tree decor to liven things up. Now, I …Read More


December 6, 2017 by - 1 Comment

  Giving back is an important concept. My dad worked in the elevator business for most of his life, and one of the things that always stood out for me was the generous way he mentored younger, less-experienced workers. It takes time to be a mentor. Sometimes it takes time you don’t think you have, …Read More

December Meadow, Tuesday Photos

December 5, 2017 by - 5 Comments

The temperate fall weather is on its way out. The dogs are restless so we go up to the meadow to stretch our legs and see what we can find. Despite the apparent brown-ness of everything, there’s a surprising array of colors, and endless, endless textures.              

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