Art, Cats, and Charming Boys

Art, Cats, and Charming Boys

Yesterday I was sorting out old art and reorganizing portfolios. I came across pieces I’d completely forgotten about. Dozens of finely drawn pen and ink drawings filled my brain with memories of another time. More than anything, the experience brought up memories of another me, back when I was the same age as my children … Continue reading

Hot Sweaty Necks and Cocktails

Hot Sweaty Necks and Cocktails

I tell my kids that summer is a different sort of time for Vampires. One has to deal with hot sweaty salty necks and an assortment of other yucky summer fun. Yes, sweaty body parts are disgusting. I’m not talking about the heat of passion sweat. I’m talking about the kind of sweat that comes with a … Continue reading

Stop for just a moment…

Stop for just a moment…

Children are sensitive souls, even when they are almost grown. When parents are sorting through their own issues, their teens are stoic for the most part. They turn it all inside. That is when we (parents) need to buck it up and watch and listen. They need us almost more now than when they were … Continue reading

Short Story Sunday: Morning at the Vineyard

Short Story Sunday: Morning at the Vineyard

Morning at the Vineyard Andrew didn’t remember much when the door opened with blinding light waking him from his sleep, much less the voice that said “You aren’t dead.” “Of course I’m not dead.” Andrew lifted himself up on his elbow and looked around at the bedroom. “You were so cold. We couldn’t hear your … Continue reading

Report from home on a dog and four cats.

Report from home on a dog and four cats.

We are still on the road. Last night I received a call from my husband Teddy. He said, “I can’t make it down there. I can’t leave the animals alone. Since you’ve been gone they’ve all flipped out. Jasmine (the dog) won’t listen to anything I say. She won’t eat. She’ll eat peanuts if I … Continue reading