Little Yellow Luggy

Lately I have been giving much thought to the maligned mystery of the deficient acts of stewardship in our nest. Despite my endeavors in reminding all bears to step into their duties of a steward and curate their belongings, my … Continue reading

auf Wiedersehen Anneliese

There are times when people have wronged you and things grow difficult…so dreadful that you don’t know how things will ever turn around for the better. It’s mid-March and I feel like the last furled leaf hanging from a frozen … Continue reading

Abandoned

And so crumpled mornings eventually spiral into stray afternoons. I find myself deep into my latest project, seduced by the temptation to think the worst of people lately, I start to scrub the surface layered with almost fifty years of … Continue reading

Drifting

There’s a layer of dust o’er hard to reach places and in far away corners of the nest. I need to desperately wipe them down with my home-made cleanser infused with extra peppermint oil to lift my spirits.Outside the wind … Continue reading

Purple Haze

  Warning: this dish will have you slip into a guilty obscurity or may serve as self-enrichment during this festive season. It’s surprisingly straightforward and trouble-free. Who couldn’t benefit from that with a household of guests—you’ll have them folding in … Continue reading

Vol plané

In a brief slit of solitude, I gazed up at the slender timbers that stretch toward the sky. Half barren, vulnerable yet still and reverent, I search the sky for answers. There must be some up there. The shifting clouds … Continue reading

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

On top of a hill sits a building with closed doors and a path that once welcomed. On the curbside in front of the building, the building that is waiting, there are motionless police cars and road barriers, to divert … Continue reading

Unfinished

“Hi, I was told to hang up and call 911, now please don’t send the brigade with their hatchets, but my wall mounted oven won’t turn off and it’s hardwired can you just send a couple of guys?” I may … Continue reading

Spaces Between

Sometimes when nothing is happening, something gallantly surfaces, or resurfaces if we were paying attention a few seasons ago. These first few days of October glow with gold. Full of wealth again from this evocative wash of prized sunlight across … Continue reading

Night Bird

On top of treetops, gilded leaves sway and swish with the evening breeze.Some days feel tropical while others brisk. These are the fleeting days of summer, where sweet morning bird songs are heard from under the covers and I’ll bother … Continue reading