Not too long ago, I had to have a tooth pulled. It was a middling-large one at the outer edge … More
On a wet green morning at the cusp of spring….
[photo courtesy Kaarina Dillabough via Visual hunt]
As she raced down the empty track, Ellen couldn’t help grinning gleefully to herself. She’d actually done it…
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens when a [person] loves you….”
Hello my friends, I’m sitting at my computer in my basement office, staring up at the window. I live in … More
Just a few of the amazing tasks our bodies perform for us, day in and day out, throughout our lives.
This morning as I sit at my computer, I’ve been thinking (somewhat belatedly, it’s true) about changes I might make … More
First Day Home…he was just a little boy and could still fit comfortably in people’s arms.
Over the days and weeks, as he comes and goes in his little car, she excavates the lawn, inch by loving inch.
I’ve been away from The Crone’s Nest for several weeks now without a word of why or wherefore, and I … More
If I had banked the money I spent on each of those thousands of books, I’d likely be a multi-millionaire by now.
But oh, how much poorer I would be in every other way!
…this fleeting breath of an infinitely precious life…
When you’re all set to begin a solid day’s writing, only to discover that your brain has left the building!
60,000 words etched into my eyeballs. Arrrrgh!
The field is resplendent as the sunlight sprinkles the wet grass with backlit diamonds.
Hi, all you folks out there lying on sunny beaches working on your tan, or breezing about in exotic … More
Lyko, the seven-month-old Malamute puppy whose human pack we are part of, and who we dog-sit every now and again, is showing every sign of becoming quite a big boy.
Written from the heart by the father of a young gay man
Yesterday as I was browsing on Facebook, I came across a set of tips, with pictures, for posing in … More
A few days ago I delved once more into my box of oldies and discovered this piece, written when … More
When I was a kid, pets – mostly of the feline variety – were always part of our household. … More
Shh, quiet. Stop. Look around you. Can you see it? Close your eyes. Can you feel it? Almost….almost, it’s that … More
Sometimes the hardest thing to do, on those days when all the cards in the game of life are stacked … More