The month of April was one of the best ever. Charley decided that since it was my Birthday, I should have an entire Birthday Month. Now, I’m not big on cards and gifts and parties. I’m extremely pragmatic and he is well-aware of this. When he asked me to marry him, he wanted to buy … More Lovely April
I’ve been informed by WordPress that it is the two-year anniversary of my blog Around ZuZu’s Barn and it brought back many memories from the early days when I was even more clueless about this social media stuff than I am today. If it wasn’t for my Rhode Island friends, Rob Bentley and Peg Goter, … More Anniversaries and Friends
Last Wednesday was unseasonably warm. Since it’s February in New England, it should be extremely cold. But that day it reached 65 Fahrenheit (18.3 degrees Celsius). It looked, smelled and felt more like a lovely, late spring day. Some friends and I decided to take advantage of the break in winter and go to the … More “Just Wait a Few Minutes!”
I’ve been away for a month. On vacation, at home. No travel was involved. It was mostly sharing time with friends over impromptu lunch and dinners that Charley and I cooked together. And spending precious time skyping with our friends Shengdong and Milanda in Xiamen, China and with Borja, Esther and Jose Luis in the Basque … More January
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
I celebrated twenty-seven Fathers’ Days with my Dad. He died in June when the roses along our fence were in bloom. I still have the card I bought him for that twenty-eighth Fathers’ Day he never lived to see. It’s tucked away with a photo of me and him when I was about two years … More On Fathers and Their Daughters
Yesterday I finished writing Last Train to Kingston, the first in a series of murder mysteries set in my home town. I’m taking a brief respite before I do the initial edit and add in photos. I thought you might like a sneak preview at some of the settings in the book. So, this is my … More Across Continents on a Winter’s Morning
Today it was important I overcome the obstacles holding me prisoner in the woods of South County and make a break for it. Marie, my eighty-seven year old neighbor (and biggest cheerleader for A Berkshire Tale) had broken her hip and was in a nursing home in town. I was worried and had to see for … More Why Is That Chicken Crossing the Road ?