Charley and I decided to escape reality and travel up to the Berkshires for the weekend. We had book business to take care of and I had to shoot some photos for another story in the ZuZu Series – A Christmas Book which I’m planning to launch in the fall of 2017. Charley’s been wanting … More Who Dunnit?
Mostly true story: Charley and I were sitting in a Dunkin’ Donuts last week and a horse walks up to the Drive-up Window. The waitress looks out, surprised to see him standing there and exclaims, “Hey!” He says, “Yes, please, and could you throw in some extra ketchup?” (Now, I’ll bet you thought she was … More Fall in South County
Where there is Hope there is Joy September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. As many of you know, my husband Charley has been involved in studies at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland for over nine years. It’s been a long journey for us filled with extreme highs and lows. Years of operations, radiation, cryotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone … More An Ode To Hope And Joy
Today, August 20th, Charley and I are celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. He’s gone grocery shopping because he’s planning to make me my favorite meal; the first one he ever cooked for me when we were first dating – blue cheese asparagus chicken with rice and an angel food cake with chocolate frosting for dessert. Tonight … More On Anniversaries and Other Life Adventures
Charley and I spent the last few days in the Berkshires marketing my latest book, The Pacas Are Coming! ZuZu and the Crias and delivering more copies of A Berkshire Tale to the vendors. The Berkshire Botanical Garden is one of those lovely places which carries my books and it is the setting in A Berkshire Tale for the … More Daylilies
This post is going to be about a few different topics – Charley and Me, Baltimore, Baseball, Brawls, Politics, Civility, the Media, National Values, Umbrellas and Flags because today is Flag Day here in the US of A. I promise I’ll tie them all neatly together in the end and hopefully, … More “O Say Can You See?”
I have a favorite joke. Actually, it’s the only joke I can ever remember. Good I’m not a stand-up comedian because that would make for a very short set. Here it is: Descartes, the French philosopher supposedly famous for saying, “Je pense donc je suis.” (“I think, therefore, I am.”), walks into a bar. He … More Give Thinks!
Although last week was the official opening of Baseball Season here in the US, Charley and I decided to travel to Florida in March to start the season a bit earlier. (Teams hold their spring training games in warmer climates while up North it’s still deciding what season it wants to be – freezing cold … More Who’s On First?
Snow was forecast in Rhode Island for the First Day of Spring two weeks ago, so Charley and I decided to go in search of sun and flowers. Needless to say, Roxie was not pleased. We flew to Walt Disney World in Florida to spend some time at the International Flower and Garden Festival at … More It’s Spring Somewhere!
This post is a bit late, but then, every day is Valentine’s Day around here. In the past, when Charley was the Director of Rhode Island Boys’ Indoor Track, mid-February was a busy time for him. We rarely went out on Valentine’s Day. He recently retired from his fifty years of track duties and so, … More Wilderness is Paradise Enough
Charley and I went for a walk on the bike path Friday afternoon. I needed to take some photos for illustrations in a book I’m writing and the lighting was perfect. Bruised, dark clouds covered much of the sky. Grays and blacks, blues and purples with a bit of light shining through the cracks at … More Auld Lang Syne, My Dear
Well, it’s been a year since I first published this post and once again the big day – Monday September 19th to be exact – is almost here! Charley’s #1 top of the chart Holiday – Talk Like a Pirate Day 2016. So, I’m digging in to my treasure chest and posting this little jewel once … More Ahoy, Maties! It’s Talk Like A Pirate Day! AARRRRGHHHHHH!