Uncategorized, | Health, Wealth, & Happiness |

|Honoring An Angel: Ways To Remember A Lost Love One On Your Special Day |

I zipped up my sister’s wedding dress in quiet company, with only a camera lens, digital recorder, and each creative conductor looking on. It was hard to tell where her gown began and ended- The room shimmered in the bright sunlight and created cream waves, whitecaps rolling from the ivory curtains, to a long, blush… Continue reading |Honoring An Angel: Ways To Remember A Lost Love One On Your Special Day |

Uncategorized, | Health, Wealth, & Happiness |

| Coffee Date Conversations: What’s Currently Brewing- April |

This entry is long overdue, but I figured that since this is the first time actually ever drafting up a “love list,” I could take my time. The concept came to me in April, but as you are aware, the month sort of sucked for me. It was a transformative month, yes: I experienced some… Continue reading | Coffee Date Conversations: What’s Currently Brewing- April |

Uncategorized, | Health, Wealth, & Happiness |

| Lessons From My Mother |

It’s Easter Sunday and I am content to disconnect for a few moments, walk away from the potato peeling and broccoli cutting to venture outside while there is a break in the rain. The front garden is soaked but I stroll through anyway, admiring the way that the shrubs look, newly green, the way that… Continue reading | Lessons From My Mother |

Uncategorized, | Reads & Reviews |

| Checked Out: January Book Review II |

It's a cold, snowy night in Virginia and I am compelled to cozy up with a blanket and jot down a few thoughts about the book I just finished, "More Than You Know," by Beth Gutcheon. The story unfolds in Dundee, Maine; An old woman confides in the reader immediately by declaring an eery revelation:… Continue reading | Checked Out: January Book Review II |

Uncategorized, | Health, Wealth, & Happiness |

| Gold Pen Geode Dreams |

For our first-year wedding anniversary, my husband bought me the calligraphy kit that I had added to my Amazon cart months prior as one of my “paper” gifts. It was wonderful and I couldn’t wait to create beautiful signs and hand-write greeting cards and make table assignments with gold pens on vibrant geodes and… Practicing… Continue reading | Gold Pen Geode Dreams |

Uncategorized, | Health, Wealth, & Happiness |

| Sit & Stay A While |

We are now fourteen days into 2019: A bright, sparkly New Year. Where have I been, you ask? I suppose that I can share the truth: The holiday season swept me up and dropped me in a Radio City Music Hall Rockette line-up where I could do nothing but smile, point my toes, and kick… Continue reading | Sit & Stay A While |

Uncategorized, | The Will To Write |

| Writer’s Rebellion Workshop Day 1: A Will To Dig Deeper |

A stretch of time alone, with no agenda… A vocal rain, tapping on the windows, filling an otherwise sleepy room… Norah Jones on the record player and a warm beverage by my side… Tonight seemed like an opportune time to begin my online writing course, mentioned in my last blog post. I logged into the… Continue reading | Writer’s Rebellion Workshop Day 1: A Will To Dig Deeper |

Uncategorized, | Reads & Reviews |

| Checked Out: September Book Review |

After I fell in love with “The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho at the beginning of the year, his name caught my eye while scanning library shelves on my last visit. I picked up “Brida” and the back cover sounded interesting enough to check the book out: It foreshadowed, according to the summary, “a tale of… Continue reading | Checked Out: September Book Review |

Uncategorized, | Reads & Reviews |

| Checked Out: July Book Review |

As mentioned previously, one of my favorite books of all time is “The Aviator’s Wife,” by Melanie Benjamin, a historical, imaginative account of one of the world’s most well-known couples: Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. I knew a little about Charles Lindbergh from elementary school days and my current close proximity to the Smithsonian… Continue reading | Checked Out: July Book Review |

Uncategorized, | The Will To Write |

| Putting Meaning Into The Mailbox |

Did You Know… “That according to a survey done by the post office, last year the typical home received a personal letter about every seven weeks; in 1987 it was once every two weeks. Increasingly, most of us are emailing the things we used to send through traditional mail like bills, cards, notes and invitations.”… Continue reading | Putting Meaning Into The Mailbox |

Uncategorized, | Wandering Beyond The Neighborhood |

| Through A Wanderer’s Eyes: Banff, Canada Spotlight |

As I prepare to pack my suitcase and embark on my upcoming trip to Italy, waves of excitement pour over me and derail all of my to-do lists. I have a one track mind at the moment: The will to roam is trumping all other aspects of my life. I cannot wait to start blogging… Continue reading | Through A Wanderer’s Eyes: Banff, Canada Spotlight |