Precious, the old dog, snuggles into a warm spot on Leo's bed, and dreams of puppyhood.
Happy new year! For those dear faithful readers who would like to sit with our Pine Street friends and read from Episode 1 straight through to Episode 171, here's your chance.
Kassandra returned to the coffee shop. She did not know that Allison had guessed correctly about Kassandra’s impromptu break, just to be there, to listen to her friend cry and laugh. She felt their bond had deepened, though, and as she went back to work she experienced that lightness of body and mind that friendship … Continue reading Pine Street Episode 138
Five years ago – time surely does fly by. As days disappear, my gratitude to everyone who helped make An Alien’s Guide to World Domination a real book (!!!) deepens.
A story starts with an idea. An idea that usually comes in the form of a question:
- What if misfits here on Earth turned out to be beings from other planets, all trying to figure out how to fit in?
- What if alien CEO’s were just as incompetent as many Earth bosses?
- What if dogs really are from Mars?
These ideas gave shape to An Alien’s Guide to World Domination; the book release party we threw in Ellensburg last weekend gave shape to even more.
- What if no one shows up?
- What if everyone shows up?
- What if we don’t have enough cookies?
Well, over one hundred people did show up for the party, and while we didn’t run out of cookies, all the other food was pretty much decimated. There’s some leftover bottled water and white grape juice in my refrigerator, and a small pile of tote…
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Winter solstice: the day of the year with the fewest hours of light, here in the northern hemisphere. Starting tomorrow, winter, and the slow walk toward spring. Sending love and light to all.
The Fourth of July is the day each year that the United States celebrates itself as an independent nation. July First was Canada Day, and this year Canada as we know it is 150 years old. I use "as we know it" as a kind of shorthand to recognize that there is a long history … Continue reading Celebrating Independence
After the cowboy festival, Marilyn comes home from the hospital. Franny continues to help by walking the dog, Precious, and they both smell something amiss.
Celebrating international women's day, honoring all the women whose paid and unpaid work we count on every day.
We return to Pine Street, as Leo's "music thing" is wrapping up, Franny's wine buzz is wearing off, and she debates whether to walk home in the cold or give in to the warmth a ride with Leo promises.
Part 2, Making Friends: Alison drinks tea, ponders her new neighbor and her own future.