Last night a tremendous storm, complete with hail, thunder, and lightning, came through my garden. I like my garden. When I’m away from home, I look forward to seeing my plants again. I even enjoy weeding. It’s very satisfying to spend an hour or two rooting out the […]
Sometimes, a summer rain shower is exactly what you need.
It began innocently enough. I bought a rain barrel, recycled from its former life holding some undefined foodstuffs, so that I could support a charitable event. My city is celebrating its centennial with a series of water-themed events. This was to climax in a River of Light during […]
I’ve read every article I have found on this topic, and I’ve heard every cure imaginable, but I still have insomnia. Most nights I sleep in two four-hour shifts, with two hours in between when I can chat with Australians online. If the planets align, and if I […]
It’s weird to go to community pancake breakfasts and barbeques alone. It’s not so much fun as going with someone else. I could easily find someone to go with me. All I have to do is pick up the phone and call a friend, but I’m not doing that. […]
When women go through the change of life in menopause, everyone they know goes through it too. When your co-worker keeps adjusting the thermostat in the office, you suffer right along with them. When your life partner suddenly develops insomnia, you both lose sleep. If your sister is […]
Why do I love the soon-to-be-seventy Joni Mitchell, and somewhat resent the soon-to-be-thirty Edward Snowden? I think it’s because Joni asked me to look inside myself and question my assumptions, while Edward hit me over the head with them. This week we celebrated two game-changers. Joni Mitchell, famously […]