'Tis the season…

What (or who) defines a holiday or its season... or us, for that matter? Read More...

How do you define irrational?

Emotions aren't always proportional. Even when dictionaries are involved. Read More...

Frights in the night

Thinking about nightmares, what they meant, and what they don't mean. Read More...

Numbered

Another birthday, another reminiscence. Read More...

Deceivers

Why we do things is at least as important as what we do. Read More...

News

Reflecting on the career of Walter Cronkite. Read More...

Over the…

Another birthday, another essay on aging. Read More...

Near & Far

Bringing things into focus. Read More...

Don't know

Noticing that I’m out of the loop. Read More...

Membership

Sometimes “quitting” means “giving up.” Read More...

No rhyme for orange

Childhood favorites can be strange. Read More...

Those who matter

Remembering Grandma. Read More...

Repeat offender

Returning to favorites. Read More...

Tragedy of errors

It’s always just one more thing. Read More...

Taking the plunge

Sometimes you just need to leap. Read More...

The Epoch of Belief

Be sure you know what you’re putting faith into. Read More...

Whose decision?

A controversial topic. Read More...

In the pink

Reflections on what someone saw in an old piece of furniture. Read More...

Pine

Not everything yields to reason--nor should it. Read More...

Dark places

It’s not all sweetness and light. Read More...

No time to stop

Remembering one of the great-grandmothers. Read More...

We all scream

...for ice cream! Read More...

Worlds of Wonder

Remembering the work of author, Andre Norton. Read More...

In the bag

A long forgotten moment recalled. Read More...

Weight or wing

Nothing in love or life is a simple, binary choice. Read More...

Cornbread

Reflections on my grandfather. Read More...

Level

A challenged shop project illuminates the consequences of prejudice. Read More...

…at myself

You can’t laugh if you’re taking some things too seriously. Read More...

Not a bad person…

Damning with faint praise. Read More...

Too good for me

Some Valentine’s thoughts. Read More...

Grateful

Surviving something always puts things in perspective. Read More...

Fudge!

My great-grandma’s divinity fudge. Read More...

Home town advantage

Home is where... Read More...

Worn through

Why we hang on to some things. Read More...

Hitched

It’s more than a piece of paper. Read More...

Save the last dance...

The mythic power of the prom--sort of. Read More...

Box full of memories

Going through boxes of a deceased loved one’s things. Read More...

Baseball cap time, again

Putting some color in the world with a few hats. Read More...

To live in a neighborhood

Thoughts on the life of Fred McFeely Rogers. Read More...

The Worst of Times

Worrying about anger. Read More...

The Season of Light

Our eclectic friends celebrate the holdiays. Read More...

Out of line

In which i recall some horrors of being the new kid in school. Read More...

Foggy morning

A seasonal meditation. Read More...

Magic words

The form and substance of empathy. Read More...

Sufficiencies

Necessity and sufficiency are not the same. Read More...

I must be dreaming

Dreaming or taking things in stride? Read More...

Hang together or...

An epiphany about leadership. Read More...

Crimes of Fashion

I think about why a habit changed. Read More...

All I want for Christmas

Thinking about wishes coming true. Read More...

Sweet peas and apricots

A visit to a produce stand reminds me of summers with my great-grandmother. Read More...

Escaping the bully

When you see the bully in yourself... Read More...

Guzzle, guzzle, munch, munch

Holiday dinner traditions mean more than you think, take two. Read More...

What's for dinner?

Holiday dinners mean more than you think, take one. Read More...

Some day my prince will come

Reflections of love, loss, and new love. Read More...

Waiting for Snowflakes

My love hate relationship with snow doesn’t prevent me from seeing the magic. Read More...

The truth about Saint Nick

The faith found in a legend. Read More...

Sticks and Stones

An incident on the bus makes me think of how humans deal with frustration. Read More...

The Spirit is...

Some thoughts on spirituality that lead to another water metaphor. Read More...

Stones in a Pond

How we are shaped. Read More...

Pansies!

My favorite flower. Read More...

Ritual Magic

My thoughts after attending a christening. Read More...

A miracle come true!

After witnessing a birth. Read More...

Passages

One year after a death. Read More...

1972: A Fen Oddessy Begins

Remembering how I became involved in active fandom. Read More...

Life Goes On

An epiphany while grieving. Read More...