When Grief keeps coming back

I have an old friend who keeps coming back. Her name is Grief. She’s been traveling a bit lately, and I haven’t missed her. But last night, while she was visiting someone else, she touched base with me again. The three of us had an unintentional...

How to keep squirrels from digging up your flowers

I’ve had Squirrel Wars at my house this week. Not over birdseed–I’ll save that for another day. (Those blasted acrobatics!) This week, I’m fighting for my pansies. I planted 5 pots of pansies last week when the weather warmed, and every day...

Dear future Daughter-in-law,

Dear future daughter-in-law Dear future Daughter-in-law, I am going to be your mother-in-law some day. At present, you are perhaps frightened of my title and my position, as I could be of yours. But then, of course, you don’t know me yet. At least, you might not. But...

In case you didn’t get a valentine . . .

Dear Valentine, You are a precious, even if you don’t get roses or a dinner out or a card. Your friendship and love for the people around you is not defined by consumerism. Dear Valentine, Love is remembering a friend’s birthday. It’s sending a...

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