Happy Birthday Dad – Thoughts From Your Twirling Daughter

Happy Birthday Dad – Thoughts From Your Twirling Daughter

I want to wish my Dad a very Happy Birthday. I’m sadly too far away to celebrate in person. But my heart is there in world renowned, Wee Bub capital of the world, Byfield, where I grew up. It’s where I learned to love real maple syrup, beach plum jelly, driving a...
A Holiday With Berries On Top

A Holiday With Berries On Top

Upon waking and thoughts of breakfast, a dizzy exhilaration permeates my being. The day is new, the hunger is fresh, and the anticipation is colossal. Granola topped with blueberries and walnuts, all drenched in milk. No rationale for the pleasure it brings, or why...
What Abraham Inspired in a Day

What Abraham Inspired in a Day

It was President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 who gave us our November day of thanks. Though many look back a couple centuries further to a feast shared by Pilgrims and Native American Indians as being the origin of Thanksgiving. Over the countless years to follow, as...
Unmapped, Sans Envy

Unmapped, Sans Envy

We have bid farewell to another year. Not just any year, when one considers the world wide vertical free fall that shook some of us, and walloped others. We observed unremitting turbulence, purloined wealth, displaced confidence, marred optimism, and a stricken...
Surrendering the Dream of Sarasota

Surrendering the Dream of Sarasota

I recall vividly the glistening hot July day in 2003 when we arrived in Sarasota, Florida. Driving in our pint-size rented car and clutching our larval aspirations, we rounded the corner along Bayfront Drive to see the magnificent sailboats and fishing vessels hugged...