July Superlatives

Brighter days have appeared, in comparison to June anyway. July was largely spent at family gatherings, enjoying each others' company and a rather busy staycation. Some happy occasions this month: Celebrating our sixteenth anniversary, a wedding between two former speech students, a fun baseball game attended by the rival Pirates and Indians fans of my... Continue Reading →

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 →

June Best & Worst: I’m still learning

"I am still learning"-Michelangelo I had a visceral reaction to reading this featured quote while at the New York Public Library. Unable to explain why exactly, but those four simple words feel so meaningful. Maybe it's because if one is still learning, they are still willing, still striving, still living. There's a freedom in admitting... Continue Reading →

Empire state of mind

The New York City 4 day/4 night 40th birthday vacay recap you've all been waiting for! Or if you have no idea what I'm referring to, I just returned from my dream NYC trip that I'd been saving for the last few years. It was my first visit and I enlisted three best friends to... Continue Reading →

Fall fun-Color Collage

Glorious golden color displayed on a perfect little tree in the village park near the library where I work. With brightly hued foliage so resplendent this tree deserves a place in the setting of a classic tale by Washington Irving, Edith Wharton or Nathaniel Hawthorne. At least the subject of a stanza or two in... Continue Reading →

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