Experience Is Portable

When we moved to my new beloved South, I threw out big box after big box of newspapers and magazines where my articles appeared. It was a virtual history of my world, my life, in writing. It was also a history of my writing timely pieces. I recall the first one published that had national…

My Butterfly Friend … and Going Bohemian

This is what’s on my mind … Mad Scientist My Butterfly Friend Bohemian Style Who would have guessed it? I have turned into a mad scientist. I am not actually, mad … I am in a pleasant enough states of mind. But I am into concoctions. Gardening concoctions. Don’t laugh. I am going to try…

Centering Yourself

This is what’s on my mind … Home Getting centered Deadhead and Bedhead The Clover Express rolled in about 3, yesterday. Woohoo! We carried in a load of stuff that we could carry and was necessary … my purse, Chik Filet lemonade cups that still had lemonade that I drank last night, and were purchased…

On the Road.

This is what’s on my mind … Backroads, Pecan trees, Pine trees, South Carolina, Georgia … those were what was on my mind yesterday afternoon. I am sitting in the lobby/breakfast area of the Holiday Inn Express in Milledgeville, Georgia. You say you haven’t heard from it? Neither had I until yesterday afternoon about 5….

Spring and Flowers and Ruminating and Pimento Cheese Dip

Outside in our dirty dirt, still from winter, resting, getting ready to work, I see signs of spring and the return of that time of year when many things seem like a miracle. Among the dead shoots, spent leaves, brown stalk leftover from last summer, new growth is appearing. It is a good kind of…

Baking Honey Wheat Bread … and falling in love

Wow! That bread is delicious. And you should have smelled my house when it was baking. I give the Ankarsrum very high marks …better marks than I got when I was in school. What a beautiful job it did and what a pleasure it was to use. Honey Whole Wheat bread was my first adventure…

Orange Marmalade and Snow

Orange marmalade is on the stove. It is cooling. I started it yesterday, with oranges that I purchased. They were bigger than my Halos or Cuties that I love. The first one I tastes was sour, so, I went an bought my Halos. I have a mental list of things I want to make and…

A Simple Saturday in South Carolina

I told Nick that I didn’t want to go to breakfast on Saturday morning. I had eaten too much this week and really needed to get a grip. I love to bake. But big-butt-butterballs, the stuff is tasty and goes right to my butt and gut, without passing go. It was grey and drab when…

2017 … Year In Review

So long, haste la vista, adios, arrividerci, sayonara, 2017. It was nice knowing you, although you were a bit finicky, spiteful and contrary. You also had elements of kindness, fun, laughs and healing. You saw my weight go down 90, up 30, my vision go from non-driving to driving. You witnessed me getting into good…

A Simple Saturday

In the cold gray of winter, I keep my eyes open for signs of color, pulses of life. That doesn’t mean that I don’t enjoy the monochrome that this dormant season brings. Actually, I enjoy fifty shads of gray. There are mornings, like yesterday, when there isn’t a plan. I write and clean and puts…