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Comic relief

December 9, 2013


Because no matter how bad it is, there is always something funny, even in heartbreak. Although some of the tears may have to clear before you can produce a wobbly smile. (But I’ve cried and laughed simultaneously many a time! Remind me to tell you sometime about the day I was copiously weeping at a […]

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 […]

More Mouse

June 4, 2013


“You tell me what you want and I’ll tell you what you get”  – From Ocean Breathes Salty by Modest Mouse Flipping through Quimby Mouse one more time before I slide him back into his hiding place beneath the world atlas, I realized I never filled in the printed nameplate on the inside cover. The […]

Paint and peach cobbler

March 13, 2013


From: DK ( Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 8:36 AM To: Gretchen ( RE: Peach cobbler Gretchen, I would LOVE to have peach cobbler with you. I love pie.  I love cobbler. Cobbler with you…made by you….would probably be even extra wonderful. Maybe if my 10am meeting today gets done with before lunch, we could go […]

Oscar Night

February 24, 2013


I’d like to thank all the little people.  Tonight is Oscar night. The Academy Awards is the only awards show that I never miss. When I was married, we’d have Oscar-watching parties (more for me than Andy; he wasn’t a movie buff like me but he was cool with it because there was plenty of […]

Dark day in Dallas

October 19, 2012


“Your boots are hot!” October 19, 2012 was a dark day here in Dallas; it was the day our beloved Big Tex burst into great balls of fire. All of Dallas mourned his passing. I created this piece as a fond farewell to one of the most reliable men in my life. (I titled it […]