Short-shorts

A short time Central Park could provide inspiration for a dozen stories. Just sitting on one bench for an hour introduced me to a couple of new characters I’m tucking away for later use. We are just two blocks from Central Park, and we are traveling with a...

String Camp

We’re in New York while Emma attends a “string camp.” Maybe it would be more accurate to say “THE string camp.” The list of instructors looks like a who’s-who of the violin and fiddle world....

Final Distribution

I was plowing through the fourteen inch stack of mail on my desk when I came across an envelope from the attorney my brother used to get through Mom’s estate stuff.   A few months ago, I marked the third anniversary of her death in this blog in Marking Time....

Water Woes

Oh yes. Again. At least there’s no water damage this time.  For those of you who haven’t followed my life closely over the last few years, let me fill you in on some details. In 2006, there was a very nasty windstorm in the Seattle area dubbed the...

The Green Bean Conspiracy

Okay,maybe it’s exaggeration to go all conspiracy theory here.  I don’t really think that there are people out there plotting against my salad Nicoise plans for dinner tonight.  But tell me people, when was the last time you went to two different grocery...