Wedding Rings

Marriage: The One Question We Always Get and the Answer

Those are my rings in the picture, my weathered hand.  Thirty years ago, this hand looked younger, less wrinkled ... but it was attached to a younger, less-wrinkled me.  Those wrinkles have been earned.  Were this not a relatively new set of rings (you know, weight gain, damage, etc.), I am certain that, if you … Continue reading Marriage: The One Question We Always Get and the Answer

1st Post-COVID Dance

1st Post-COVID Dance

      My American Tribal Style dance troupe suffered a great loss even before the pandemic.  My mother died in 2018.  It took her 24 days to pass, in hospice.  It was the most stressful and odd time in my life: waiting for someone to die, someone with whom so much had not been … Continue reading 1st Post-COVID Dance

Two-Color Leftovers

Don’t Waste Those Leftovers!

  Years ago, when my children were very young, I used to cook for my family once a week. ONLY once a week. That might seem weird to you or like I neglected them six days a week but, actually, that cooking day was a big, comfortable deal for me and it fed my family … Continue reading Don’t Waste Those Leftovers!

First Flowers

Step Back and Find Beauty

  Sometimes we're so up close to a situation that all we can see are the flaws.  Even on a beautiful face, if you stand too close, you're likely to see pores and discolorations and tiny scars from who knows how long ago. But when you step back, when you put some distance between you … Continue reading Step Back and Find Beauty