When was the last time you did something for the first time? For me, it was last night. I’ve never been much of a joiner and along with that, not much of a competitor, either. Adventures? Absolutely. Contests? Really? Not
Every year, the Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon, holds a festival when the flowers are all blooming. On the last weekend of August and the first weekend of September, the farm is alive with live music, a variety of
It’s been over a year since I’ve driven myself anywhere farther away than a half-hour’s drive, other than to a doctor’s appointment or the lab for blood work or some other health-related appointment for my body’s mission to get well
I’ve had pets all my life. When I was growing up, we always had a cat or two and I remember that we had a dog most of the time as well. Patches, Brownie, a girl dog named Rex, Lucy.
I’m feeling pretty beat up these days. The combination of a body growing older and more feeble-y by virtue of time and the verbal calesthenics of the past few days since my mother’s death has left me tired, cranky, listless,
My mother declared her independence from Planet Earth on Monday, July 4th, 2016. While our relationship was always a challenge, for both of us, I learned many things from her over the years beginning with our initial earthly acquaintance… and not
Right here at the beginning, let me say that I’m no expert on relationships, other than I’ve had a few, so the following is simply my observations, combined with what I’ve gleaned from others, about the transition that happens when