Into the Fog

The first two days of 2023 began with a thick fog blanketing the landscape, and it has lingered throughout the mornings. It’s the type of fog which makes it hard to see any distance at all. It’s not the all encompassing pea soup of the coast, but rather one which gives you small windows of … More Into the Fog

It’s the End of the Year as We Know It and I Feel Fine

It’s as cliche’ as cliche’ can get but I’ll say it anyway: this year absolutely flew by. A year ago we loaded the moving truck and were on our way to NC from Oklahoma. 2021 ended with us coming home after 5 years, and though we were sad to be leaving family and friends behind, … More It’s the End of the Year as We Know It and I Feel Fine

Keeping Time

It’s not a very stylish clock by modern standards.  It has a definite Victorian vibe to it: made entirely of oak with lots of turnings and carvings.  It was my Grandparent’s, on my father’s side, and once hung at the far end of their living room, just to the right of the window which housed … More Keeping Time

Wayfaring

Making plans is remarkably simple in our GPS-ed and Googled world. We have the ability to find exactly what we want or need in a few keystrokes, or a few words spoken into our devices.  We pick a destination, search along the route for coffee shops, air BnB’s, hot restaurants, and scenic overlooks (a.k.a. scenic … More Wayfaring

Saying Goodbye

I knew it was bad but I didn’t want to believe it was that bad. Yet deep down I suspected it was.  I  shoved the thought away with every uncharacteristic wobble, every meal skipped, every pound lost.  In the end, it was shocking but not unexpected: our beloved dog Chewy had a tumor on his liver, … More Saying Goodbye

Place Matters

As I made a 3-point turn to go back and check out the “House for rent” sign we just passed, my daughter literally shouted from the back seat “Oh my God, look at the trees!!!!” I smiled and saw where her eyes were gazing: a line of long leaf pines standing fifty-plus feet in the … More Place Matters