2021: the year of the tent

2021: the year of the tent

As 2021 becomes more of a rearview episode of my life and I feel less sting from the chaos it wrought, an interesting image has planted itself in my mind: a tent. Not the Girl Scout variety or the Army surplus tent that remains in our garage attic, the one my husband...
Coffee Table Books

Coffee Table Books

A coffee table book. Thick and chunky statements of varying topic, color, and worth. Do you have one… or two or three in a stack? Or are your books carefully clustered as art on floor-to-ceiling shelves? It seems to be the great home decor debate now that our...
“Do you have a reservation?”

“Do you have a reservation?”

My husband and I are from the Midwest. People are genuine, patriotic, and live without pretense there. We treasure our roots and our dear families who remain there. Yet we longed for adventure and that could only be found elsewhere. People who populate small towns are...
The Last Cosmetic Adds –

The Last Cosmetic Adds –

COVID has been a constant reality – almost unabated – since mid-March 2020. For 18 months we’ve put our lives on hold! Holy crap! We altered every routine and habit, whether held for fifty years or ten. Just to deal with an issue that got fumbled and...