My lopsided mimosa tree is like me. Should I worry?

My lopsided mimosa tree is like me. Should I worry?

When our daughter was growing up, Jim and I loved to take her camping with friends along the Lost Coast. Our favorite campsite was on the Mattole River, and it was shaded by pine and mimosa trees. The mimosas were small when we first camped there, and we enjoyed how...
5 things you don’t want to know about me

5 things you don’t want to know about me

I’ve been feeling stressed lately, worrying too much about things I can do nothing about. At times like this, a little levity tends to be helpful. So here goes: 5 things you don’t want to know about me: If I work out on my elliptical for five minutes,...
Life As A Wife: I believe what I believe

Life As A Wife: I believe what I believe

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Life As A Wife post. So, here, for your enjoyment, is a new tidbit from day-to-day life with my husband, Jim. I believe what I believe Yesterday, I was on Facebook while also watching Twin Peaks, when Jim came into the...
Hopes, a dark poem shared just because

Hopes, a dark poem shared just because

A tenacious, invasive cold-flu that slammed me in early January slowed me way down. Then there’s the new political landscape in the U.S.A. to contend with, which I, along with many others, have found truly disturbing. I’m feeling much better now, but I was...
THE DOG RUNS ON, a poem for Alex Nieto

THE DOG RUNS ON, a poem for Alex Nieto

I’ve been writing more poetry since attending a workshop led by poet and memoirist Arthur Flynn DeSilver on poetry for prose writers at a day-long writers’ conference hosted by Redwood Writers in April. On Monday, May 23, a poem I wrote about two weeks...

Life as a wife: Just like Emmylou

I’ve been remiss in posting here.  Preparing Sisters Born, Sisters Found: A Diversity of Voices on Sisterhood for launch on Jan. 5 has kept me beyond busy. (The book is on sale at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista, Corte Madera, Calif., now and available for...

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