Rosa basks in a moment of forgetting, of letting the weight on her shoulders slip away.
A new member of the Pine Street family, Rosa the nurse, will have the opportunity of a lifetime this summer, if she's brave enough to take it.
Franny and Douglas rebuild their strength through reconnection, after a year of loss and separation.
It is the end of the day of summer solstice. The light of the sun lingers, dawdles as long as it will all year, before setting gently in the northwest sky. Tomorrow, the path of the earth's rotation shifts toward winter. I imagine the sun watching us, we humans. I imagine it sees us all … Continue reading What the sun thinks of us
Today in the northern hemisphere we experience the most hours of daylight for this year. In my valley, we are also gifted with blue skies, mild temperatures, and 25-30 mph winds. We'll batten down the hatches, and enjoy stealing moments outdoors in sheltered areas, because we know that in about six months, on the shortest day … Continue reading Summer Solstice
Photos that capture the essence of summer's arrival.
Three years ago, I wrote this brief piece as smoke from wildfires surrounded our area. Now in the heart of another fire season, I wanted to share again this reminiscence on a friendlier version of flame. The Good Fire Two brothers sit across a fire pit and talk about their lives. If you saw them … Continue reading The Good Fire – Redux
Long and Short Reviews (LASR) does terrific work supporting authors of all kinds, and giving readers a place to go to learn about new books. So I'm quite pleased to help them celebrate their anniversary this week, in a virtual bash filled with prizes and fun galore. They asked authors to share thoughts on the … Continue reading LASR Anniversary Bash – Let Summer Be Different
A few morsels of thought on weddings, road trips, fires, sunsets, and the images they provide to help tell the stories we hold inside in my contribution to The Writers Vineyard. It's August, time for all those wonderful long sunny weekends filled with picnics, gatherings, weddings, parties, camping, road trips, time outdoors. Sunshine and fresh … Continue reading Summertime: On The Writers Vineyard
For those of us in the northern hemisphere, summer arrived this past weekend. Depending on where you were, it might have appeared in the form of storms, floods, lightning, wind, heat and humidity, or gentle sunshine and delicate breezes. Here it is, nonetheless, and we mark another turning point in another year in our sojourn … Continue reading Summer Arrives