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When traveling, especially to another country, we all have habits, tendencies, and expectations that may not line up with the culture of our destination. Some may lead to a harmless faux pas while others highlight […]
Feast He is her ripe fruit, She is his only lover. Feast for each other.
Here’s a little shout out to my favorite veterans, my dad, brothers and currently deployed nephews… and all of the others who have sacrificed for our families and country. Here are 11 places veterans can enjoy a […]
Exotic cities, cultures apart, With minarets, mosques, and prayers to start. Meleke terraces, blue pools, and sand Groomed and tended by a skilled gardener’s hands. Textiles and spices spill from the souks, Networks of alleyways, […]
‘Tis the season for all things pumpkin spice. Just because you are a vegan doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some pumpkin spice of your own. Here is a pumpkin spice ice cream that is delicious, […]
Flying for Food The cool autumn wind Carrying ruffling grey feathers, Hawks hunting rabbits.
Milan is a beautiful city steeped in rich history. The marks of an ancient culture live side by side a bustling modern Milan. My Italian friend Georg and I have collaborated on a list of […]
Being a mom of a daughter with Asperger’s is hard– really hard. Every day presents new challenges. I discover new speed bumps and potholes in daily living. Sometimes I spend an abundance of time racking my brain to come up with new creative coping skills…
Arachnid Look how fine she spins And wins the fight between Fine food and fodder. Photo credit J Cramer
Gavreel He was fragile, fearful and fatigued. She was calm, cool and comforting. He had always been very good at hiding, She had always been very good at seeking. He was a good man, she […]
Sure the nomadic life is the ultimate lifestyle. However, it comes with a few ugly truths most don’t take the time to consider. These 10 truths about traveling can make or break trips, or even worse, […]
Dahlias Delightful Dahlias, Dazzling depths of dark orange, Dandy and Dashing.
While this isn’t my usual genre, I was asked to write an article for Whidbey Life Magazine about Whidbey Island’s only tool sharpeners. It was an interesting assignment and I enjoyed my time with the […]
If you have set a goal to take control of your finances, get out of debt and start saving, 2019 is your year. As 2018 draws to a close, consider the following tips to cultivate […]
Signaling the departure of your stay, Hungry for dark, you feel the midnight train Lurch, stretch, jostle, strain, and sway As inky blackness fingers the window pane.
Oktoberfest My Oktoberfest Began with a mug of beer, Ice cold and frothy. My Oktoberfest, Packed with singing and swilling, Mugs clinking with “cheers!” My Oktoberfest Ended with a hangover, Languishing for days. Bye Oktoberfest, […]
Romance me, Autumn, with the changing of your leaves. Breathe on me the woodsy scents carried on your breeze. Kiss me, Autumn, with bewitching, beguiling sway, The touch that changes summer into gold and crimson […]
Highways and byways And long lonely nights. Sunbeams and river streams, Rough seas and stones. Friendless and sleepless, No tent is my home. This is my fortune My long nights, alone.
Sometimes you just want to write a story. Bronwyn leaned back after hours of slumping over her papers. She was displeased with the verbiage of the contract before her. Bronwyn had sold her father’s flat after […]
Over the past year, I’ve been making a real effort to slow down and appreciate the little things in life. Whether that’s taking 10 minutes to sip my morning cup of tea or taking time […]
Promises Underneath the tree, He promised me a future, Better than the past.