remember.

In celebration of the real meaning of Memorial Day in the U.S., an 1876 flag with 38 stars that we hang on our porch for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July and other days when the happy spirit of patriotism strikes. It is easy in our hip, intellectual, urbane...

your daily rock : little things make a big difference

When my friend Amy visits, she always brings her Bingo game and little wrapped prizes for Tess. It thrills Tess so much, that simple action. Every time I see 11:11 on the clock (and it is often), I text John “11:11” and he knows I love him. It isn’t...

your daily rock : put your own mask on first

We take care of a lot of people. That’s beautiful, that’s fulfilling, that’s so wonderful. Now stop that for a moment. And consider what you need. Put your own mask on first. Love,       (These beautifully painted rocks are created by...

your daily rock : write a haiku

For a long time, I wrote book reviews in Haiku. 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables. Encapsulating meaning in short form. For example, Repacking Your Bags by Richard Leider: A bag full of stuff, does all this make you happy? repack and be light. A Whole New Mind by...