The Unsleeping Flame

Once again, we brought home the “unsleeping flame” to brighten the year’s first warm evenings with the much-anticipated light. Wielding lit candles in a moving vehicle under a gibbous moon always elevated the beats to my heart. It’s not a … Continue reading

The Prodigious Package

I used to think the best things came in small packages and that eventually they may add up to something like a collection of shiny and sparkly bijoux with stories behind each little piece. While I’m fortunate enough to have … Continue reading

“I feel sorry for you,”

middle bear blurted as he headed for a relaxing bath. It was a long evening, as every hump day unfurled for us and this particular one I had to tote along middle and baby bear with me to older bear’s … Continue reading

March Madness

For most this conjures up young sweaty bodies in motion whose aim is to dunk more goals than the opponent in an allotted time frame. A whole new crew of young and hopeful athletes that we scoff at or mostly … Continue reading

In yesterday’s sunshine…

I was reminded of an indulgence I dreamt some time ago while under the spell of pungent citrus aromas lingering into nightfall. As the night skies surrender to the rays of the sun ever more each day this month, I … Continue reading

Prep Kitchen

How fortunate baby bear is to have such endearing older brothers that coddle her. They are eager to show her the ropes and our chef-in-the-making is always devising new recipes for his little bear. He couldn’t wait until she tried … Continue reading

We Can’t Always Enjoy the Grand,

but we can try and manage the little. That was last week’s lesson…when we survived the schedule conflicts, the forgetfulness…you let me down Cisco, I was counting on you man and finally my brain that had turned into an untrusty … Continue reading

Grab Your Backpack!

Recently my oldest bears were asked about the talents of their parents. I wasn’t in the room so I don’t know how it went down but when I asked how they responded to the posed question, middle bear replied “we … Continue reading

Por qué no?

“It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one’s present or future thirst, the excellence of the wine, or any other reason.” LATIN PROVERBRecently we welcomed the arrival of not a … Continue reading

A Desolate Road

No one can relate. Another day on Wall Street has passed, eclipsed by the usual lurking shadow that haunts the hallways instead of rousing company spirit. It pierces a stake right through the hearts of the proud and honest working … Continue reading