Sparks

I’ve been thinking a lot about us — I know that’s no surprise. A new year brings back memories of paths traveled, promises made and all that each word implied. We thought coincidence was actually fate leading us time and again toward each other, until finally, at last the spark ignited and all I could…

The Sunday Post: One More

For today’s post I’m sharing one last poem I wrote and hope that now they’re out of my system and I can move on to writing about other things, maybe even find a story about my dad to share with you. “It’s our challenges and obstacles that give us layers of depth and make us…

Jenny Stopped Loving Him Today

Jenny stopped loving John today.  Lies discovered showed her the way. John stopped loving Jenny, who knows when. He’d changed his mind before, and now again.  There was always a reason, same as his guitars (not the right one), the right bank, or even the right car.  Jenny cried for intimacy, a loving touch, a tender kiss. John would…

A Very Subtle Art

When I got to my daughter’s house this week I spotted on her bookshelf a book I read a while back that was calling out to me for a re-read: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. I picked it up and stashed it in my bag as my reading material for the week….

The Sunday Post: Ticked

No cheery Sunday Post for you today, folks. Not feeling it. I’m quite upset with most of the whole world today, but mostly with myself (and the moving company). But maybe I should go back a bit. In my last post I wrote that not being angrier is making me sad. And that’s still true….

The Ring

It must have been heavier than I thought. Stepped on the scale this morningand noticed I’d reached my goal. Could it have been so weighty asto make all the difference? My heart’s still heavy; my muscles ache.Should my shoulders feel lighter? My legs are antsy and restless butmy feet aren’t moving any faster. There’s a…

Butterfinger Moments

Have you ever looked back in your life and found a moment in time when you had all the information you needed to make a major life decision, if only you had paid attention and followed the signs? My husband and I now refer to these as “Butterfinger moments.” An old friend of Doug’s told…

A Celebratory December

It’s been a great December. Despite all our worries and stressing with lists of things to do and buy, places to go, people to see, and today’s gloomy weather, it’s been a great month. And December turned out to be all about celebrations. We first celebrated the marriage of two friends as they joined their…