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Happy Birthday

September 10, 2013


I am on the far side of the Atlantic; in another country, another culture, another world. Another life. But I am not completely partitioned off from my ‘real life’ while I am on this holiday. My Macbook Pro accompanied me this trip so I could do a trial run of working remotely, away from my […]

The silvery moon

August 20, 2013


Before I locked up the house last night, I stood outside for a time and looked up at the waxing moon. I remembered texts from DK one autumn evening, telling me how beautiful the dusk sky was as he drove to West Texas.  I remembered another day, another year, as I walked home from a […]

That was then, this is now.

August 8, 2013


This was me in England in June of 08. I was happy.  I am headed back to the shores of Albion in a few weeks.  I sometimes call England my second home, just for the sake of ease. But that’s not quite right. Even before I ever set foot on English soil in 1978, I […]

Invincible summer

June 26, 2013


I received an email yesterday from a reader. It read: All your Half agony/Half hope posts have made me sad in varying degrees, but the gardening post made me angry – it pained me to read that you lost your heart for gardening! I’m so happy you’re back with it again. I scoured the net […]

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 […]

Time for pie

September 10, 2012


Norma’s is a stalwart icon of north Oak Cliff, the multi-ethnic, artist-friendly Dallas neighborhood south of downtown that is my home. They’ve been serving up blue-plate specials and Texas hospitality in the same humble spot on Davis St. since before I was born. It’s a down-home diner with a dash of sass. The plastic-coated menu […]