It Happened that Thursday

Thursday, October 19, 2017.  3:22 PM. The cheery jingle of an arriving text message caused no alarm. Just another afternoon heading home from campus. Youngest sister checking in. I glance at the phone while the car cools down. Falling below 80 degrees in October is always the hope by Floridians, but jack-o-lanterns turning mushy in … Continue reading It Happened that Thursday

Of All the Places….

  of all the places, i remember it best.       our house on the corner - suburban Miami circa 1970s: 3 bedrooms. long hallway. “florida” room. tall heater on the living room wall. a front porch for making mud pies. sunday dinners on the homemade table. jumping fish. spilled spaghetti.... slid right off … Continue reading Of All the Places….

The Poetry We Live

I often stand at our fridge, looking at the dozens of words, all magnetized and waiting to be noticed, moved, and meshed into a poem or story. I wait to see what jumps out at me - combinations of words that take on a life of their own. A few months ago, four words stood out - each in its … Continue reading The Poetry We Live

People and Boundaries…

My early morning writing time was consumed today with this topic, rolling around in my head for a while now.... It’s a funny thing about people and boundaries. Learning when to push in and when to step back is a necessary process, but a fragile balance, indeed. Whether family, friends, coworkers, or others - respecting boundaries - the proverbial line … Continue reading People and Boundaries…

Sunday Funnies… {Peeling the Perspectives}

My husband and I approach things very differently. (I'm pretty sure we're not the only couple who'd say this.) But our end result is often the same - from the outcome of a task to a location we're heading... Case in point:  How to peel a Halo. Recently, we each had one, and when I scooped up the skins to throw away, I … Continue reading Sunday Funnies… {Peeling the Perspectives}

Come on Down!

Ever have one of those moments when a breeze, a song, or a smell reminds you of a time and place that's faint in memory, but vivid in your heart?  Everything else around you falls away and in that moment, you're transported back in time. That happened to me this week. During an extraordinarily hectic day at work, I decided … Continue reading Come on Down!

Sunday Funnies… {Are We There Yet?}

Parents, how many times have you heard THAT question? Remember your first road trip with your kids when you had more than one cherub and ruckus was sure to happen any minute or, even tougher - parents traveled with kids and without  DVD players in vehicles? Did the kiddos drive you nuts?? Well, this weekend was our turn - our first-ever road … Continue reading Sunday Funnies… {Are We There Yet?}

Sunday Funnies… {Life, According to Yoda}

First Sunday Funny of 2016... For those who haven't heard me talk about it, I'm married to a Star Wars fan fanatic, so all things Star Wars have made their way into our home recently, including this....   and this little clip.... It's cute, even if you're not a Star Wars fanatic.... ummm... fan! Enjoy!   Happy Sunday! … Continue reading Sunday Funnies… {Life, According to Yoda}

Love is …. {Monday Motivation}

  For my husband, the person I look forward to being stupid with as often as possible....  😉 Hope yours was an awesome Monday! Now, go be stupid with the one you love.  🙂