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Random Reflections

I keep a journal to savor life twice—in the moment and once again in quiet reflection.

The Evening Sky

In the country, the evening sky stretches as far as the eye can see. It envelopes you in shades of blue and coral awash with watercolor hues of pale ... Read more

Baby Boy Blue

Some memories come easily, like a movie reel running through my mind. Just snippets . . . bits and pieces here and there . . . of life with my ... Read more

Singing in the Rain

It's raining . . . a cold, steady rain that wouldn't be half-bad if the wind wasn't gusting too. I'm choosing to stay positive. Once indoors ... Read more

The Year in Art – 2012

"The snow had begun in the gloaming, and busily all the night had been heaping field and highway with a silence deep and white.

" —James ... Read more

Something Blue

O, the joy of spring! Look what I found tucked away in the big blue spruce in our front yard. “To find the universal elements enough; to find ... Read more

What Do You Say to a Naked Man?

Today I received a letter from my ex-husband. It came as quite a surprise. It’s been over five years since I last heard from him, and he was the last ... Read more

Mommy, You OK?

I read somewhere once that the only way to know true happiness is to experience deep sorrow. I’ve had my share of pain. I watched my parents ... Read more