Parasol Days

“These are parasol days, when young ladies learn to be young ladies and young gentlemen are afraid to tip their hats for fear of engagement.” ~Anonymous “They grow up so fast, don’t they?” I hear that from just about everyone I come in contact with who asks about my daughters. And I know they’re right … Continue reading Parasol Days

Glass and Bone

My soul craves heat An unbearable fire That ceases to burn Yet cleanses complete It reaches fingers out Clutching at air Grasping for warmth To ease my burdens And shoulder the load My soul is bereft Hollow like an oak Yet tall and proud Singular in intensity A shadow in the dark That always consumes … Continue reading Glass and Bone

Fair Weather

“Behold seven years of great abundance are coming in all the land of Egypt, and after them seven years of famine will come, and all the abundance will be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine will ravage the land.” ~Genesis 41:29-30 We all know them. They’re the ones who “got your back” … Continue reading Fair Weather


It’s that time of year again, and I know you’ve got a list. Maybe you’re checking it twice trying to figure out who gets large gifts, who gets small gifts, who just gets cards, and who gets nothing at all. I know you’re doing it because I am too, and it’s hard every single year … Continue reading Reciprocity