While out walking our dog Duke the other night I noticed a new a trend in my neighborhood. Nothing spectacular enough to make the local nightly news or go viral on social media, which is something I still don't entirely understand. On that particular night though, as I walked down the … [Read more...] about God Bless the Holdouts
My mother introduced me to Rumplestiltskin when I was a little more than a toddler. One of my earliest memories is listening to her read from my book of fairy tales at bedtime. This book was special. Its cover was deep crimson, adorned with golden vines curly-cuing across the surface. The pages … [Read more...] about Rumplestiltskin started it
The other night I dreamed that I opened my freezer and it was full of tiny, green lizards. Some were frozen solid and fell to the floor as soon as I opened the freezer door. Others were still very much alive and leaped from the freezer to go running all around my kitchen. Throughout the dream I kept … [Read more...] about There shouldn’t be lizards in my freezer
Farmers do not live cushy lives. For them, disaster seems to loom at the rising of the sun and lurks long after the sun sets on some days. On a daily basis they deal with death, drought, crop loss and destructive weather. To keep their spirits strong, they've developed a logic that carries them … [Read more...] about Farmer’s Logic
I have failed. Many, many times. In fact, I can honestly say I've failed more than I have been successful. In the midst of all those mess-ups, goofs, miss-steps, fell-flat-on-my-face bombs, I realized something. I learned three life lessons that will get me back on my feet, ready to dust myself off … [Read more...] about Three things I learned from failure
The holidays are here. Are you excited? Did you plan your Thanksgiving meal weeks ago? Has a frozen turkey claimed a shelf in your freezer yet? Is there some type of greenery up and decorated for Christmas in your living room? Or, are these questions adding to an ever-growing anxiety that … [Read more...] about Give yourself a holiday during the holidays.