Guest Blogger: Touchdown Tragedy

Dear Readers, Today I am proud to feature my first guest blogger: Kealohi.  Kealohi is a very talented young woman whom I am honored to have as a student.  She is only in her first-year of high school and is already, I’m sure you’ll agree, a brilliant emerging writer.  I’d like to share with you a short... Continue Reading →

Hunting and Gathering

 This weekend I tackled a project that I’ve been putting off for a long time: cleaning out my craft supply closet.  “Craft supplies” is a term I’m using loosely here because in reality most of my alleged “supplies” are really just junk that I’ve accumulated under the guise of one day possibly using them for... Continue Reading →

Sea Sprite

  She’s running – leaping really – across the wet sand - sand so saturated that its surface shimmers like glass and stretches down the shoreline like an antique window pane,  wavy and inconstant, but beautiful nonetheless. She is skimming across its surface in a dance of sheer delight - eyes shining, lungs filling with... Continue Reading →

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

I was honored to be a part of my friend C.L.'s 50th birthday celebration this weekend.  I wanted to present her with something special to commemorate this milestone birthday, something that would express my admiration for her thoughtful mind and her love of reading.  I decided I would give C.L. her very own Book book.  What is... Continue Reading →

Creepy Dollhouse Photos

My little one spent almost an hour this afternoon happily playing with her dollhouse.  She busied herself with rearranging the tiny furniture and positioning the dolls just so - all the while humming a sweet tune to herself.  I smiled to myself and sighed contentedly, thinking about what a perfect scene of domestic bliss was... Continue Reading →

Good Girl Goes Bad

I did something naughty today.   To be honest, I am more than a little surprised at my brazenness.  I did it in the full morning sun… at 9 am… on a Tuesday, of all things.   Before I make my full confession, you should also know that as I was committing this act of delicious selfishness... Continue Reading →

The Syntax of Starbucks

For years after moving to the Pacific Northwest I avoided Starbucks, and not for any altruistic anti-big corporation reasons either; no, what kept me away for so long was a strong aversion to the humiliation of being unable to order my coffee.  The conundrum of Starbucks is that, by its very nature, it is filled... Continue Reading →

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