Edith Wharton had a vivid imagination. As a child, she loved to play a game she called “Making up” which involved inventing stories as, book in hand, she walked around feverishly chanting as if in a trance. This caused her parents much consternation. When friends came to play, she asked her mother to entertain them … More Edith’s Vivid Imagination
In the last three weeks I’ve aged ten years.Well, maybe I just look like I’ve aged ten years? I think Charley may have aged twenty years, but he still looks great. The premature aging is a direct result of trying to get this “cursed” book (that’s what we are now calling it) completed in time … More What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
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
Norman Rockwell was one of America’s foremost artist illustrators. He once commented on not having an idyllic life and how this affected his work. “Maybe as I grew up and found the world wasn’t the perfect place I had thought it to be, I unconsciously decided that if it wasn’t an ideal world, it should … More An Old-Fashioned Christmas
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?
I love living in a small town. Familiar faces are always around the corner, in the supermarket, the restaurants, the hardware store, the pharmacy. I enjoy stopping to have a conversation with a friend I just happen to meet while doing errands. Years ago, while I was studying at the University, I decided this was … More It Takes a Village
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
I was lying here on the couch binge reading other people’s blog posts and WHOA! Sandy informed readers we could go to the general settings in our menu and get snow to fall on our blog pages! YIKES! A new challenge with immediate gratification! So, I went to my Menu then to Settings then to … More I Just Found the Snowflake Thingy!
From the Berkshire Hills and from our home in South County, Rhode Island, we are sending you our heartfelt hopes for a Peaceful Day of Thanks wherever you may be today. And I just want to add that I feel incredible gratitude for all of the bloggers I’ve been communicating with during the last few … More Wishing You a Peaceful Day of Thanks