52 Photos ~ Conversation

Like many people who write for a living, I sit here alone at my computer much of the day and mutter. Not to myself, mind you. The cats, with their interrogative tails and their insistent meows, are always making demands disguised as questions. When are you going to feed us? What's that on the counter?… Continue reading 52 Photos ~ Conversation

The shape of the air

The last day of April and the air feels mildly thicker than it did a week ago, settling like a welcome lightweight wool blanket in the chilly evenings and mornings, but not yet stifling, as it will likely feel in another month. The air curves around the house. Around the fragile new leaves. The air… Continue reading The shape of the air

This side of the embrace

We're here on this shore of the Atlantic, after driving through sleet and slush and rain, and spending a night in our sister's cozy home. We tried to sleep, but the dog was restless all night (there was a cat to meet), and made a pathetic whining sound for hours. We arrived on the Cape… Continue reading This side of the embrace

Five fun things for Friday

:: Sleet! Ice! Hail! Snow! This makes me happy. Why? Because it's April and it just won't last. Enjoy your last gasp, winter. I'll see you next November. :: In the mornings, the dog gets up with the rest of us, goes outside, has his breakfast, begs for H's breakfast, stands by the door as… Continue reading Five fun things for Friday

Save me a seat in the balcony

In memory of Roger Ebert, June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013. Ave Maria Mothers of America                                      let your kids go to the movies! get them out of the house so they won’t know what you’re up to it’s true that fresh air is good for the body                                                                              but what about the soul that… Continue reading Save me a seat in the balcony