His Just Deserts

It was just another muggy, mid-week summer’s day and the street outside the bar was quiet. Inside it was too early for Vinny’s usual crowd. They were still at their desk jobs or out on the shop floor, sweating it out until quitting time when they would faithfully make their daily pilgrimage for happy hour to quench their thirst for company and something cold.

The Sunday Post: Post Turkey Day Hash

Are you still eating leftovers? Turkey soup, maybe? Turkey sandwiches? I didn’t really have any turkey on Thanksgiving since I was too full by the time there was room on my plate. I’m calling this post a “hash” because it’s got a little bit of everything in it. Yes, I’m telling you right up front…

Music Fridays: Thanksgiving Song

Thanksgiving looked very different for many of us this year. I’ve been trying to remember what I did last year though and honestly cannot remember anything about the holiday other than the few days immediately after. That’s when some of the kids were in town and we got the news about the first grandchild that…

Gentle with my Heart

Wandering through downtown’s historic streetsI enjoyed the familiar sights, sounds, and sceneswith pastries and a conversation at the Station beforea final stop at a landmark shop for a Titanic pound of beans. A thoughtful note from a friend and a distanced hugbrought back the still painful loss of my dadalong with thoughts of another I…

The Sunday Post: Reset

I’ve been on the road for a few days and today I walked downtown Fredericksburg for the first time in three months, enjoying the balmy November temperatures. I visited a couple of my favorite spots and spent some time with a dear friend while we enjoyed a cup of coffee before grabbing some takeout at…

Music Fridays: Mixed Emotions

This week’s musical post is a short playlist that adds music and lyrics to the emotions that have been wreaking havoc with me over the last six months and particularly the last two months. These musicians and writers have been made me cry when I hear these songs or feel a little bit of nostalgia…

Right in the Feels

Two things caught me off-guard this morning and hit me, as they say, “right in the feels.” The first was Wolfgang Van Halen’s song and video “Distance” dedicated to his dad, the late Eddie Van Halen. Eddie succumbed to cancer just last month, just days before my dad lost the same battle. It’s not hard…

When the Next Man Kisses Me

I tried. I really did; I tried.But when he kissed my lips, I cried. It wasn’t anything he did, or wanted to dobecause I wanted it, too. I thought just maybe, I was ready.But my heart was still too heavy. My emotions took control of me;they wouldn’t set my soul free. How do people do…

The Sunday Post: A Drive in the Park

This week’s bloom was perfectly timed: Have you taken any photos lately and shared with your FB friends?” Yes, it had been a little while since I shared any new pictures on Facebook or anywhere else, other than the occasional food shot. But on Saturday I was going for a drive and my camera was…