Last Thursday, I drove by a house that almost took my breath away. I parked my car and walked down the old tree-lined street, from the house to downtown Burlington, imagining what it would be like to call this home. I’ve been looking at houses around the area for several years, but none have… Continue reading loving the mystery
Being in pain, and wanting help, are not the same thing. When I was actively drinking, I was in a lot of pain. It was mostly emotional, but I had particularly awful hang overs, even when I didn't drink very much, so I suffered physically too. Over the years, I tried everything that I could… Continue reading I give Up
I've been wanting to write this story for a while, and finally I am. I first met Maud Maynard in 2009, but I'd heard about her, and had been briefly introduced to her, in 2002... but I didn't want to have anything to do with her. Not because she wasn't a perfectly nice, possibly interesting… Continue reading goodbye to a limiting way of thinking,…hello to a friend
Thank you everyone for the blessings and wonderful wishes for Tom and Lindsay's wedding. It was better than I could have imagined,... in every way (and I will be posting a picture when I get them). Possibly every family has a couple of members who are not easy around each other, and I am no… Continue reading New beginnings
A couple of days ago, Jack and I attended the opening of the Saratoga Arts Fesitval. They were showcasing several artists, and he was one of them. I had a bit of a hard time deciding what to wear; nothing really seemed to fit me all that well. I finally made my decision, but in… Continue reading Learning to listen
My father and I are taking a trip today, but this time I will be doing the driving. He turned 87 this year, and I'll be 57 next week. When he asked me what I wanted for my birthday, I told him that I would love to go up north (to the Saranac Lake/Paul Smiths… Continue reading what can I bring?
A while back, I wrote about my 85-year-old mother wanting to get a computer and me nixing the idea. I really couldn't imagine her learning any new technology (since she has never shown the slightest interest in anything like this before now). Well, she decided she was going to get one and asked Amanda (her… Continue reading A good plan and a hair crime