Cookie Landing

The cookies arrived this week. The price is higher, the box size the same, the carrier a grandmother who is a friend of mine. Her granddaughter, an aspiring Girl Scout, lives out of town. I ordered from her because of the connection to the family. The cookies go in my freezer, waiting for drop-in company […]

Comfort in the Familiar

Valentine’s Day landed midweek this year. My husband and I drove to the coast, one of our favorite places to visit. We’ve traveled this route many times—each curve of the road familiar, the line of trees along the shoulder the same, the waterways running alongside still carving out the path they’ve been reshaping for decades. […]

Bidding A Mentor Farewell

Not long after I married, I decided to pursue my life long passion of writing. Two initial successes in well-known magazines followed. To further encourage me a friend invited me to attend a writing conference with her. The date was October 4, 1980. The speaker was Lee Roddy, a man whose writing career had moved […]

My Iranian Suitor

This is NOT a political post. Watching the news this week as reporters hashed and re-hashed the recent presidential order to prevent people from terrorist-infested nations entering our country, I was reminded of an incident that happened to me in the early 70’s. A recent graduate from college, I had landed a job in a […]