Collections of Recollections

Colored photographs hanging above colored clothes on a rack

  Boxes of newspaper wrapped dishes, and shielded glass in picture frames reminds me I've resided here for half my life.   More frequent moving in more youthful days not needed or necessarily desired --- right now. Unless I could turn my back and be there immediately without sorting through stuff. Taking only recollections with …

Seeing through Obscurity

  Photos of Scotland appear like subdued, opalescent paintings to me. Yet, when viewing these strikingly beautiful landscapes in person, they are just as dream-like. Visiting Scotland a few weeks ago felt just as surreal in that I was finally fulfilling a lifelong dream...but learned early on that my beloved Ceilidh's Bess passed. As I …

Some (not so) Squirrelly Advice for Pleasant Holidays

Mixed Nuts What do you think about when you think about squirrels?  Ravaged bird feeders?  Acrobatic acts?  Rabies?  The park?  Nuts?  Well, yes, nuts.  That also comes to mind when I think about the December holidays. Not just the type of nuts we eat --- like roasted chestnuts, walnuts on that sumptuous apple pie, or …