Summer Superlatives

Hey, hi, hello there. As sleepy summer days have slipped swiftly by, it's been a bit quiet around here. August concluded quietly, but not quite peacefully. Of course, I'm referring to the recent national instability, in which the hateful actions of some Americans have been baffling and upsetting. Most recently, watching the hurricane devastation occurring... Continue Reading →

A Grief Revisited

Not a post I planned to write this week. Nor was it sitting in my drafts with several other unfinished posts, but it's what I've been preoccupied with enough to feel compelled to do. Consider it a grief update, if you like. It has been six months since I touched on my personal grief, and... Continue Reading →

Best & Worst/January

Apparently, by surrounding myself with the comforts of home and lit candles, I've embraced the practice of Hygge this month without even realizing it. "Hygge represents finding happiness in mundane pleasures, such as drinking a cup of warm tea while under a blanket, reading next to a cozy fire and having dinner at home with your friends."... Continue Reading →

Fireside Chat

It's about that time of the season when all I want to do is hibernate at home. I love the idea of snuggling up indoors against the keen bite of winter, the snow falling outside as a roaring fire crackles in the fireplace. Ruddy cheeks from the heat of the blaze, toasting my hands and feet,... Continue Reading →

Seeking Comfort

For those times when things don't go as planned, when life twists and turns unexpectedly, your week feels too long and your to-do list longer, when you're in pain, or as in the words of singer Daniel Powter back in 2005, you've had a bad day; what do you turn to for comfort? Family, caring... Continue Reading →

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