High School Revisited (part 2)

Many years ago, when I was in high school, I wrote a few chapters of a YA novel. I was sure at the time that my creative talent would soon launch my multi-million dollar/best-seller novelist career.  And maybe it would have, if pre-calculus hadn’t taken up all my time my senior year. But probably not.  … Continue reading High School Revisited (part 2)


New Year, New You?

I really enjoyed ushering in 2019 with great friends and musicals karaoke. We had more delicious food than we could eat in one night, so I haven’t had to cook two more nights in a row this week. As much as I love to cook, the break is very welcome. But today it is back … Continue reading New Year, New You?


I wasn’t sure if I’d hear it again – the distinctive rattle that for weeks when we first moved to Savannah we could not identify.  It literally shook the house and seemed like maybe the fireplace was falling in.  What could make that reverberating jackhammer sound on the metal chimney pipe. Of course, we soon … Continue reading Woodpecker


Twenty plus years ago I studied German in college.  What I remember was enough to get my family and I safely through a wonderful family trip to Southwest Germany last month, but there were always words here and there to trip me up. One lovely afternoon we were walking around Titisee, a beautiful lakeside town … Continue reading Ruhepark