Winged Signs of Spring

“The amen! of nature is always a flower.” –Holmes Early every March the spectacular migration of the Monarch butterfly from Mexico, parts of southern Florida and southern California begins. The migrating butterflies will head north, and the second generation will make it to our area in the corn-belt states in May. Some may go even … More Winged Signs of Spring

Phenomenal Women…

” It is never too late to be what you might have been.” -George Eliot This past weekend, hundreds of thousands of women, men and children joined together in cities across the country to show their solidarity and support of each other. I am very proud to say that my niece, Cassie was among them … More Phenomenal Women…

Slow-Cooked Comfort

January is typically filled with cold, dreary days. Sunshine is minimal and outside activities are few and far between. Most people I know dislike winter and are waiting for Spring to arrive. To make matters worse, the weather man (or woman) is predicting a ‘winter mix’ of sleet, snow, drizzle and freezing rain towards the … More Slow-Cooked Comfort

Memories…

” Memories are timeless treasures of the heart…” Recently I had the good fortune to reconnect with a cherished friend. As we sat and reminisced and shared our lives for several hours, the 35 years since high school seemed to just melt away. The gray in our hair disappeared and we seemed to pick up … More Memories…

The True Meaning…

In trying to decide what to write for this week’s blog, I came across a short story that I had cut out from a newspaper many years ago. This clipping and many stories I found across the internet reminded me that the true meaning of the Christmas season (and throughout the year) is the connections … More The True Meaning…