Bunny in the Garden

Please don’t tell my husband. We worked all spring to shore up the fence around the garden against woodchucks and bunnies. I planted my biggest garden ever with high hopes of a huge crop. And then, I learned that we actually fenced one bunny…

How Deep is Your Love?

One sister says to her sibling, “I love you so much, I would die for you.” The other sister replies, “And I would kill for you.” I used to think I was the type of person who would die for my love.  But I’m…

Pandemic or Pregnancy?

It’s human nature to look back and try to figure out what the hell just happened. If you put your head in the sand, you’re only avoiding the view. That scenery will wait until you pop your head back up. You can’t hide from…

18, the Voting Age

“You’ve come a long way, baby,” was the tagline for a Virginia Slims commercial in the 1970s. The ad touted female empowerment with a cigarette made just for women. I know, there’s so much wrong there, but stay with me. I think that phrase…

More

I need more time daydreaming and drifting off topic. Do you? I need more bird song, dragonflies, and steadily bloating frogs as they fill their bellies with insects day after day. I need more tolerance for cold, wet weather so I learn what the…

1974

I’ve been saying for a while now that I don’t like our current life and I want 1974 back. Of course, I was 9 years old then, with no responsibilities, and memories of a happy childhood. I wanted my 1974, not the real 1974….