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Halloween one

October 31, 2013


“You have forever ruined mermaids for me.” One Friday morning in late October of 2008, I got a completely unexpected text from DK. (Neither of us were big texters then; we very rarely exchanged them. More’s the pity we didn’t keep it at that in the following years.) He would be finishing up an appointment […]


October 22, 2013


November 8, 2011 is probably the biggest red letter day in my relationship with DK. I think even more so than the dreadful January day in 2008 when I learned that he was not the single father I believed him to be, but a (apparently) happily married man. That was a very bad day. November […]

Summer showers

June 21, 2013


“You’re such a hippie!” (The summer shower art was created & posted here last summer, but the story is new today in honor of the Summer Solstice.) DK always grinned when he said that to me, usually with a gentle poke to my belly. I don’t think of myself as a hippie, but I didn’t […]

How does my garden grow?

June 2, 2013


I have lost my heart for so many of the things I love since I met DK. Movies, meals, restaurants, menus, music.  It didn’t happen overnight; the erosion was slow. For many of them my fondness at first grew with the anticipation of finally sharing them with someone with whom I was in such sync; who […]

Porch sitting

May 29, 2013


The porch is one of the great pleasures of living in an old Craftsman house, especially on days – nights! – like today. I am awake in the middle of the night. The sky is overcast and the wind is intermittently whipping through the neighborhood trees, making a soft whooshing sound that ebbs and flows. […]

Visual Speedbump Tour

May 18, 2013


The annual Visual Speedbump Tour (aka the Oak Cliff Art Studio Tour) is today. My home is one of the stops on the free, self-guided tour. Most of the art created for Half Agony, Half Hope will be on display in my studio.  Artists Scott Winterrowd and Gillian Bradshaw-Smith will be joining me and showing […]

Yoo-hoo good

March 4, 2013


So few things are yoohoo good. Oh, what a glorious day! Windy and warm, canopied with a cloudless, infinite Texas sky: today has been a brilliant, early March Sunday. It lifted me into such a happy mood it seemed right to record a happy DK memory. The Yoo-hoo days came to mind: a span of […]