The Log Cabin Years- One Couple Builds a Home from Scratch and Creates a Life, Skyhorse Publishing, NYC- January 2021. Illustrated by Cindy Ross. The Log … Continue Reading Two New Book Releases in 2021!!
I was driving the other day when I realized that I completely missed out on Halloween fun this year. The third year in a row, actually, out of a long streak of over a dozen years. I have no kids anymore. No kids at home. It is very sad. We … Continue Reading Upping the Fun Factor- “Adventure Days”
I have this butcher who does not like to kill anything. He cuts raw red animal flesh all day long but he can’t kill ANYTHING. I find it kind of interesting, with his big meat cleavers. He’s not really MY butcher- I don’t have a personal butcher and rarely buy … Continue Reading Bob the Butcher with a Big Heart
I recently got reconnected to my midwife who delivered my children here at our home the base of Hawk Mountain. (Twenty years later, yet another Facebook success reuniting story). She was on her way to the North Lookout to watch soaring migrating birds and heal from a particularly sorrowful funeral … Continue Reading Too Busy Living to Think About Dying, but maybe we should
The big oil freighter sails down the swollen Mississippi River at 20 knots, fast and wild as if it were a toy in the bath tub. “She’s from Greece,” my fishing guide, Ryan Lambert informs me, as we stare at the ten- foot high wake receding behind it. It separates the … Continue Reading Fishing Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana
The air smelled like vanilla, as I was rode my bike on the Hamburg bike trail this evening. I suddenly thought of Ponderosa pines and the smell of the High Sierra forest and all my happy miles hiking out west came flooding back. I knew there were no Ponderosa pines … Continue Reading An Easy Way to a Happy Heart
(a rough excerpt from my upcoming book, An Uncommon Education) THE MODELING STAND All the years I was in art school, I did not shave my legs, maybe as a mark of rebellion, probably as an expression of freedom. Art students were expected to do weird things but I was frankly … Continue Reading MY VIEW FROM HERE
Even though the tickets were free, Todd didn’t want to go to the Barry Manilow concert. Wasn’t his favorite genre of music. Not that Barry Manilow is mine but I believe in embracing opportunities and seeing what the gift is. I did want to take someone who would appreciate his … Continue Reading A Night With Barry Manilow (amongst others)