The Journey Home

The Journey Home

A record number of people traveled this past holiday season. 🦃 I was one of them. 🎄  Travel takes hours, weeks, sometimes months to plan. And yet, there are surprises on the road to almost every destination. Finally, once the fun is over, the weary traveler must...
The Octopus in the Room

The Octopus in the Room

When my husband grocery shops solo, I never know what to expect. A package of mushrooms becomes two. (BOGO!) Two mangos become four. Sometimes he’ll surprise me with my favorite tabouleh or seasonal pomegranates. A few weeks ago, I opened the refrigerator and found an...
The Most important Missing Piece

The Most important Missing Piece

I finally rediscovered my love of puzzles. 🧩🧩🧩 Jigsaw puzzles sit quietly on a table, always ready to entertain. I’ve been a puzzler since childhood. Years later, I watched my own children graduate from chunky wooden puzzles to a dozen or more pieces. As my...
Only God Can Make a tree

Only God Can Make a tree

Joyce Kilmer’s poem ‘Trees’ comes to mind every time I swim. Before I dunk in the pool I collect dead beetles, dragonflies, and sometimes an unfortunate frog. In the fall and winter I remove leaves . . . thousands of leaves. My backyard used to host...
I Choose Joy Today, tomorrow, and the day after that

I Choose Joy Today, tomorrow, and the day after that

Valentines Day was going to be my theme. ❤️ Instead, JOY took over. 😀 I don’t typically make resolutions for the new year. But after several personal setbacks and disappointments, I determined 2023 🎉 would be different. For months, I longed for sadness to...
Why I Write

Why I Write

For several months I’ve neglected my Reflections. Happy New Year! I’m back! During my hiatus, someone asked me, “Why do you write?” That question led me down a rabbit hole of pondering. 🐇 Authors are used to the usual inquiries: Where do you write? Some...

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