I Speak ‘Strine – and You can, too!

I Speak ‘Strine – and You can, too!

Though the country is as locked down as America is, it’s Spring Down Under now and my husband and I would love to travel to Australia again. Again and again. There’d be no language barrier… well, of course, you think. Aussies speak English. However,...
The Arc of Casa Colando

The Arc of Casa Colando

 Our house is a very, very, very fine house in the parlance of Graham Nash. But our house one-ups his storied home in Laurel Canyon where he co-habited with Joni Mitchell and two cats—our house has a past, a potentially dangerous past due to its connection with...
Aristocrats, Vagabonds, and Clowns

Aristocrats, Vagabonds, and Clowns

Aristocrats, vagabonds, and clowns… does this describe your passel of friends, foes, and family? Have you been able to see, hug, and hold them close yet? After the protracted pause our lives endured across the nation, the friendly skies (whose airline slogan is...
A Blast from the Past: The Skunk Scene

A Blast from the Past: The Skunk Scene

Dog Skunk Scene from The Winner’s Circle An hour later, Jackie finished packing her bags. Three suitcases and a plastic garment bag filled with her friend-of-the- bride gown and new full-length fur. She played with the zippers a few moments, feeling like a carefree,...