so much to say

so much to say. or so i thought. lately i’ve been listening more and more to the people closest and furthest away to the clatter of hoofbeats the yapping heads the wailing of desert orphans the guns of war sweet sounds of new babies as they pass through the office in their mum and dads’ … More so much to say

Voyage of Discovery

Ohhh 2016. Bye Felicia. 2016 has not been a yippy skippy year for so many of us. Even if we ignore the plethora of untimely superstar deaths, it has been a tough year. Syria. Raft-borne refugees. Violence of every kind in every land. And though I’m not a big celebrity fan…David Bowie? Gene Wilder? John for-Pete’s-sake … More Voyage of Discovery

Yes to the Mess

Yes. Yes to “want to meet us at the park?” Yes to “want to join us for supper?” Yes to “I’ve got a fire and a beer. Come on over.” I’ve been saying yes lately to heaps of good things – easily identifiable ‘good things.’ Yesterday, I said yes to a few messy things: tears … More Yes to the Mess

A new season

Such a year. A graduation, wedding, explosion of activity and mission at work, a fella… This season has been a good one.  It has also had its skinned knees and gulps for air. In the warm November Sunday afternoon, I bustled about the deck choosing which plants to overwinter, which to hand off, and which … More A new season

Life in the whirlwind

My friend, Rainey, her two sparky man-tots, and one gentle giant Nana-dog just left the tiny house after a few days in Manhappiness. It was so much fun: noisy, squishy, toddlery, instructive, napping-full (all of us) – a sun-kissed adventure. It was also like a tornado parked inside the reading loft for a few days. Oh … More Life in the whirlwind