Forks, Choices, Priorities, and Reflections

Just thinking about the many forks in the road that have led me to where I am, and I realized how much I have to thank Cassady for me ending up in California. During my senior year of college, I started applying for dramaturgy internships at theatres around the country. There weren’t many offered in …

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2016 – Waiting for the Great Pumpkin, or, Nothing but Sincerity as Far as the Eye Can See

Steve loves pumpkins. Pumpkin-spiced this, pumpkin-flavored that; it doesn’t matter what. When fall rolls around, and the Trader Joe’s flyer turns to all things pumpkin, our shopping cart is quickly filled with indulgences. In early October this year, several new pumpkin recipes showed up on the kitchen counter one weekend; seeing them, my only response …

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Elsa’s Legacy on the Giving Tree Continues

I still miss Elsa. I love Fergus, Jonas, and HB, and Missy in her time as well, but their existence is separate, not a replacement. Which is, I suppose, as it should be when remembering family members. Of course, I miss Ezra and Cassady, too, but there’s something about Elsa. Perhaps it was the way …

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2015 – Are You Being Served?, or, All It Will Take Is One Good, Stiff Wind

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Or, as our friends in Scotland might say, Nollaig chridheil agus Bliadhma mhath ur! This year, Steve and I took a trip that we have long been talking about, but have had to delay for many years, spending a wonderful two and a half weeks exploring Scotland. Those of …

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2014 – A Tale of Two Kitties, or, Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

Greetings weary traveler. While the year has been full of emotional twists and turns, you are welcome to pull up a chair, sit by the fire with a cuppa, and share our tale. As with many of life’s changes, we begin with loss. While I hesitate to start the holiday epistle with sad news, it …

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Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

At long last, we made our way to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah! I’ve been a member of Best Friends for years and had often thought about going there to volunteer for a few days, but the timing had never been right or other vacation plans had gotten in the way. After the …

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2013 – Next Up, A JATO Rocket Car! Or Virgin Galactic! or, Another Year Speeds By

My dad is not your stereotypical “dude”. I don’t know that he’s ever watched a game of sport in which a descendant was not playing; he is not prone to crash-em-up, ‘splosion movies; and he is usually rather mild-mannered, unless he’s encountering a TSA agent. But he does like fast, sporty cars; a native son …

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