Barefoot in Bangkok

Barefoot in Bangkok

“Sawadee ka,” said a woman in a full-length gown—quite the uniform for the hotel door greeter. With hands under her chin in prayer-pose, she bowed just enough to make me feel like royalty. My left foot ached from a freshly healed stress fracture. What was I thinking...
Sunny Seattle — “It’s Never Like This.”

Sunny Seattle — “It’s Never Like This.”

On my third visit to Seattle, I packed the usual sweaters and socks, even though each time I didn’t use the extra gear. My son, Tyler, texted me the night before my trip, “Bring a jacket. It’s rainy and cold.” In June? During my visit the year before,...
Gardening—Not For Everyone

Gardening—Not For Everyone

In honor of National Garden Week, June 3-9, my black thumb recommends visits to Bok Tower Gardens and Leu Gardens. My in-laws were extreme gardeners, living off the land. Their hands spent a lifetime deep in the dirt of Northern Wisconsin. The clay soil and inclement...
Trust and Joy and Hope

Trust and Joy and Hope

I purchased One Hundred & One famous hymns by Charles Johnson intending to gift it to my sister. (Don’t worry, Sis, I’ll pop it in the mail soon!) She still attends our childhood church where we sang traditional gospel hymns at every service. In...
A New Beginning

A New Beginning

Hello! I hope you’ll love my new website as much as I do. Welcome, and please join me on my writing journey. Who doesn’t love a new beginning, a fresh start? I even wrote a short story about new beginnings: The Beginning of the End. That ending has a twist,...

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