No Place for Hate

It’s the Monday morning after the Charlottesville tragedy and violence and you won’t find me saying “things like this don’t…

Variables, not Constants

Our daughter recently fell while hiking and broke her arm.  It was a BREAK — what had been one piece…

Reduced Frequency

Water Water Everywhere Momma Nature decided we’d had enough and we caught up a little in our need for water.…

How much to share

There comes a time in life when it’s a good thing that family knows what we’re up to; how severe…

Remember where you live

A recent graphic reminded me that it’s important to keep things in perspective. For all the edge-of-your-seat stories in the…

Self-Taught Lessons

When we faced retirement one of our goals was fashioning a retirement that would offer us continuing challenges and opportunities…

Map Updates

Our GPS has been telling me for several months now that my map is more than one year old and…

Longevity

I dreamt about my mom the other night.  That is worthy of comment because I rarely dream about her; which…

A little color

Best laid plans of mice and men…. Just because the husband wanted to plant drought tolerant plans doesn’t mean that…

Under Construction

The sounds of nail guns and saws hang in the air here at Palmdale.  The owner’s rehabbing of the facilities…

Ho Hum

We’re home. We’re well.  And we don’t have to go anywhere!  Boy, does that feel good. Once in a while…

Home Again

It’s Sunday morning and we’ve been home for 50 some hours.  Yesterday wasn’t good for much more than resting, although…

Back in Texas

Obviously, we are back in Texas. Another couple days drive (at the rate we choose to travel on this trip)…

You’ve Been Summoned!

Well, the best laid plans of mice and men… I’ll admit that somewhere along the way from being homeowners to…

Return Trips

Return trips always seem to be a different sort of experience than outbound trips. No matter where you might be…

Bastille Day(s) in Milwaukee

Who would have thought that the biggest, and happiest Bastille Day celebration in the U.S. would be found in Milwaukee…

Boerner Botanical Gardens

I’m way behind in answering comments… I’ll get t/o them as soon as I have a keyboard again. Thanks for…