Featured Ponderings

In Loving Memory

March 6, 2018

It is always unsettling when you hear a loud noise in the middle of the night. Something that startles you awake, or maybe only pulls you part of the way from your dream. Many times, we wake in the morning, wondering if we just dreamed the noise, and never figure out what the source was. And sometimes, when the morning light comes, the source of the disturbance is revealed, and you realize something has changed, and it will never be the same again…
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Featured Ponderings

“Bloom Where You’re Planted”, and other notes and quotes to live by…

December 22, 2017

Today is my birthday, my fifty-fifth.  I say this, not to elicit additional birthday wishes from Facebook friends (though who doesn’t love getting messages from so many people whom you are sure are having trouble actually picturing your face, from back in the day), but because I want to share my birthday wish with you… Continue Reading

Featured Wanderings

Night of the Bats, Day of the Sol Duc

September 6, 2017

Some summers, I feel the pull of the mountain, and I cannot stay away. This year, the ocean has called to me like a siren song, one that cannot be ignored. With an extra day added to my holiday weekend, and Marc away on a business trip, I thought this would be a perfect time to take Carter to my favorite ocean beach for a night of camping, just the two of us. He accepted the invitation readily, and plans were put in place. When he reneged only hours later, citing a forgotten golf tournament, I once again swallowed my disappointment about the lack of together-time with my son, and opted to go alone… Continue Reading