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… Read more “Gavreel”
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, stop you before you even get out of the gate.
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… Read more “The Art Of The Edge”
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… Read more “Make 2019 Your Debt Free Year!”
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… Read more “Haiku Sunday (92-95)”
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… Read more “Just To Be With You”
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… Read more “Nomad”
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… Read more “Bronwyn”
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… Read more “Cultivating a Slow Life”
Promises Underneath the tree, He promised me a future, Better than the past.
This is an easy, delicious meal that’s creamy and full of flavor. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 2 shallots 6 garlic cloves minced 8 ounces diced (or… Read more “Vegan Mushroom Risotto”
Spaces among the stars, Warm beaches near the sun, Save your precious beauty; Cast no light upon my fragile heart. Since my love is here, In a… Read more “Here I Stay and Wait”
Here are nine things you should pack before you leave on your trip. Make sure to keep these in a safe place while you’re traveling! As the old adage goes, “It’s better to be safe than sorry!” Taking a few precautions ahead of time can save you a world of hassle later on.
Summer and Autumn Embrace and dance together, Passing the baton. Their colors kissing, An annual fleeting romance, But oh how they loved. Oh How They Loved
Pulled bbq carrots are the vegan’s answer to pulled pork. They’re so savory, delicious, and easy! Plus they are healthy! You can’t go wrong with these 6… Read more “Vegan “Pulled Pork””
In a world where bullying is so pervasive, we could all stand to be a little kinder, to be a little more compassionate. Here are 12 times… Read more “Speak No Evil”
We live in a world that pulls us in a dozen different directions. Finding peace in our lives can be challenging. Here are some ways that travel… Read more “Finding Peace in Travel”
This Haiku is reminiscent of the days of old. The ancient Egyptians accomplished astonishing architectural feats. The also took many of those engineering secrets with them. Besides… Read more “Haiku Sunday (86-88)”