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The Cat Who Wants Too Much

Our cat, Hopkins, at eleven months, well over thirteen pounds. When the tiny tabby, just over…

Banana Cream Pie

Bananas cause strong reactions in people. If you like them, I suggest you may enjoy my…

Two Cats

        I found this older post that I never put up, so I’ll…

To Tell the Truth

            November is nanowrimo month– National Novel Writing Month. Without a plot, without a plan, I sat…

Carry On

I’m concerned, hearing more people talk about relaxing their covid regimes. “Oh, it’s fine, I’ve met…

A Change in Pace

Working in the studio during this lockdown seems so unchanged, and yet the news is ever…

Garden Hours

I wander through the garden before the warmer hours and blinding sun are full on, (cataracts…

Night Must Wait, new edition in 2020

I spent a while resisting working on formatting my novel Night Must Wait for a revised…

The Halyard h600 Mask

I’ve made several masks of different types since leaving you with the brief description of one…

Painting in progress– chaos

Above you see the finished work. I’m not sure I’m going to actually call this painting…

The person that books made

I’m watching the Chinese fifty-episode series called ‘The Untamed‘ … for the second time. The first…

Behind the Mask

I’ve been working on cloth masks as I promised, but what I’ve discovered is how difficult…

Love in a Time of Covid19

I started some weeks ago looking around to assess which of my neighbors in this raggletag…

Roadside Stories

When we walk the looping streets of our neighborhood, up hills and down, I always think…

The Lonely Cardassian

I used to say to Little Watson the cat, “Let’s go feed the fish,” and we’d…

Monday closes in fire

            I just made the bus, I ran, or maybe I…

November Harvest

Yes, it’s perhaps boastful, but I’m honestly more than a little startled myself that this can…

Best Apple Peeler Ever

I believe the embossed label reads Sinclai(r?) Scott Co Baltimore Patent, but it’s hard to say.…

Sustainability in a small yard

I was watching a video on the problems of food waste in landfill. It’s interesting to…

A Bump in the Road

Fourth of July we figured would be the best day to do the eight hour road…

This Graduation day

My husband has the opportunity to address our graduating seniors and their families and friends at…

Memorial Day

I remember my grandmother telling me the story of my father Frederick sneaking off down to…

Two cats at dinner

Kitsune on quilt             Look, I know my Little Watson is a pig. He loves food,…

The Painting Business

I have a new show of my paintings in oil up at the Sullivan Goss Gallery…

NO KISS FOR MAMA

I started tutoring back when our daughter was in second grade. She’s in graduate school, going…