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“How could rocks and sand and silence make us afraid and yet be so wonderful?” Edna Brush Perkins Serene is a word you could use to describe Death Valley. She is isolated and desolate by anyone’s standards, a primeval destination, and maybe the perfect place to celebrate thirty-nine years of marriage.  This clearly reveals our […]

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But I Don’t Have To Like It “And perhaps that might be the way to write — to open the page and to let the stories crawl in by themselves.” John Steinbeck Every house has its own personality, like husbands and dogs. Some are vivacious and alive, others solemn and quiet or deceptively charming. One […]

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Image Source: Everett Collection “Art is the window to a person’s soul. Without it, we would never be able to see beyond our immediate world, nor could the world see the person within.” Lady Bird Johnson I hope we all utilized our voices yesterday, braving the blessed rain, sleet, and snow to get out and […]

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Who’s most qualified to speak on my behalf? “When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.” Madonna You’ve landed on the right essay. Read on… See, I have no idea how to accurately explain the recent conundrum I found myself in because it’s complicated. […]