“Be careful what you ask for . . . !” Cautionary advice like this statement was liberally sprinkled throughout my childhood. Honestly, it was often offered . . .
April 17, 2021
The first day all the ice melted from our driveway so I could walk down to the small creek that runs through the property was an uplifting day! Soon after, I went “off road,” walking through the woods that surround our house. . .
April 3, 2021
Turtle soup. Now that was to be a different experience for me. I had known people who accidentally caught turtles while pond fishing and wondered what to do with them. Where I was raised, children were warned that if a snapping turtle bit their finger . . .
January 23, 2021
This positive spin on waiting can be true. But I must say that in recent weeks it feels like I’ve encountered the dark underbelly of anticipation, if there is such a thing. Three days before Christmas I learned that open heart surgery was . . .