Mr. Peppers

Today I am introducing our new puppy, “Mr. Peppers.”  He is a 14-week old registered Havenese.  As you can see, he is a black and white pile of fluff that never stops moving, save the two naps he takes a day.  He also mercifully sleeps…

The Lion and The Lamb

The month of March is just around the corner, and I tend to think it is the month of anticipation.  We are all anxious to feel the spring air, see the blooming of daffodils and grape hyacinths, witness the beginning of irises and azaleas, and…

A Bridge to Relationships

It was some 14 years ago that I first heard of the “Pitch-A-Log,” a means for want-to-be authors to give a 3-minute talk trying to persuade the audience of how their book would be a success.  The place was the Clayton Library, in St. Louis,…

The Marigold Patch

August is that month where a new chapter begins, with our children going back to school, mom’s meeting with friends for lunch, and resale shops changing over from summer to winter.   It is like the changes are telling us…holidays are coming! So, before I get…

Mamma Mia!

Raised in an Italian home, there were many days when I would hear my mother say, “Mamma Mia.”  Was she calling on her mother for help, or stating that she had a mother, or perhaps saying it for validation of motherhood?  Many Italian expressions convey…

First Things First

With New Years’ Resolutions flying around everywhere, it would be easy to fall into the same old set of the yearly wishes.  You know, loose weight, start the exercise program, organize my life, save money, travel more, and of course, keep the daily journal to…

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Orchestrating a large Christmas Banquet the other evening was a lot of fun for me.  The crowd seemed energized, and ready for good food and fun. The sweater contest was embraced with folks wearing the ugliest, the most unique, and the flashiest.  Sweaters were lit…

Fall for Love

Opening my door this morning, I was met with a blast of very cool air, enough so, that I went back in for my soft warm jacket.  Cappuccino, my Shih-Tzu, was wondering why the delay in his daily morning walk.  I explained that it was…

My Favorite Easter Memory

Somewhere in the early 1950’s I would have been about 8 years old.  My mother, who loved to sew, was busy at her sewing machine making me a beautiful Easter dress.  As it was shaping up, and time for the finishing touches, I can remember…

Take A Walk

Greetings everyone!  I must tell you that 2018 came in with a bang of sickness for Bill and me.  Maybe it was too much Christmas, too many cookies, and too many demands all piled up in a few weeks’ time. I have to say I…