A friend mentioned recently that she had received a lovely “bread and butter” note from a colleague and was warmed by how special it made her feel. She wondered if I knew what a “bread and butter” note is, and though I haven’t heard anyone else use the expression in a while, it’s one I … Continue reading Bread & Butter Notes
It’s no surprise that navigating life is challenging, and there isn’t a GPS on the planet that can handle all the weird and unbelievable potholes, roadblocks, and detours every one of us faces. Sometimes it feels like just getting through the day sucks up every last drop of my energy, and I wonder how others … Continue reading Indispensable?
The mountain is abuzz today, and it’s the steamiest day we’ve had since I’ve been here. It almost feels like Florida, and the mountain laurel next to the porch is practically exploding with blooms even as it appears to be just enjoying the mountain breeze. Since I’ve been here, Sundays have been a day when … Continue reading 33 1/3 RPM
I hate SPAM. I don’t mean the kind that fills up your email box or offers to help you lose weight, increase your sexual pleasure, and make your lovemaking last hours? I mean the disgusting, canned pork shoulder and assorted gelatinous parts kind that stays ‘fresh’ and edible for about fourteen years. When I was … Continue reading SPAM
I am sitting at my railroad desk in my ‘porch office,’ and though I’m plunking my way through the work that needs to be done, I’m slightly distracted by a group of honeybees which seem to be confused. They fly near and hover by the power strip where my laptop is plugged in just a … Continue reading Honeybees
Last Will and Testament - Thank You COVID-19It happens every morning, just about 4:00. It starts with a sudden jolt, as if I’m being awakened from that dream where I’m falling and just about to hit the ground, or the one where I’m running away from something sinister, but I’m running through deep sand and … Continue reading Last Will & Testament – COVID-19
It Hurts to Be Beautiful - January 29, 2018