What a beautiful thing…

a few plates can become.  Especially when accompanied by special bottles and extra special friends. What a beautiful thing to keep to tradition. What a beautiful thing for an invite to a friend’s nest to share and be grateful for… … Continue reading

Sing a Song of Sixpence

Tucked in drawers and cupboards, I have an arsenal of powders, seeds and other garnishes and condiments in my nest that intensify the flavors of food, adding an element of surprise to our palettes. While the avocado holds an esteemed … Continue reading

Nobody Puts Baby in the Corner

Now that it grows duskier earlier, I’ve become more contemplative. Our outdoor fun, especially when playing with trajectory spherical objects, (even after a few minutes pass for our pupils to adjust to the darkness) turns into artillery that blasts into … Continue reading

Mixed Company

For some of us it feels a bit uncomfortable…others thrive on the idea of sharing their time with others not like them. I often lean toward mixed company or eccentric crowds but also a variety of textures in my nest. … Continue reading


Time goes by, and I am left unchanged. Where did all the minutes fly off to so swiftly, so far away? Can we ever recover those lost minutes? Can they really disappear so quickly, and so far away? I long … Continue reading

Let the Good Times Roll

    Children have a natural élan, innately understanding how to bring vigorous fun and play to a new level. At some point in our lives we forget how to play, we grow more and more sedentary and our minds … Continue reading

Where the Wild Things Are

We were informed that the room padded with wall-to-wall mats was occupied and wrestling practice was canceled that evening. Older bear’s usual wrangling was not heard—instead screams of jubilation because instead of technique on the mat, they would perform drills … Continue reading

Where Rock Meets the Ocean

The tavern dining experience is not particular popular around here…even in the simplest of beach towns you don’t find wobbly paper-blanketed tables with woven chairs anywhere near where the rock meets the ocean. A rustic local place where one enjoys … Continue reading

Everything Changes

when you’re celebrating your birthday in the single digits yet everything remains the same. The day is celebrated with a close-knit group that corral around you and the flickering candles on the decorative cake of your present whim. The party … Continue reading

Fresh Dressed Plus a Giveaway

Something about the start of the new school year that spurs a variety of emotions—nervousness spins into excitement which loops into show-me-how-to-do-this attitude. Maturing minds acquitted from the carefree summer days are vessels ready to be filled with another year … Continue reading