• Spring comes slowly

    Spring comes slowly

    Spring is slow to arrive in northern New England. Morning walks still require a warm jacket, which I find preferable to mosquitoes. As the birds return, adding their voices to the chorus, April’s brown slowly changes to May’s green, and I’m feeling the renewed energy the change of season brings.

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  • Musical Memory Lane

    Musical Memory Lane

    The prompt: Tell me about a song that brings back an interesting memory from your youth. One song?!?!? Time for a trip down Musical Memory Lane…

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  • Simple Pleasures

    Simple Pleasures

    Have you ever heard of Storyworth? Me neither—that is, until my daughter gifted Greg and me with a subscription. A weekly prompt for writing and photos, all printed and bound at year’s end. My first prompt—Simple Pleasures. What simple pleasures do you enjoy most?

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  • March is sweet (it’s all about maple)

    March is sweet (it’s all about maple)

    March is sweet in Vermont. Morning walks are brisk, snow covers the ground, and the air is filled with the smoky-sweet scent of of maple.

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  • Mea Culpa

    Mea Culpa

    I should have known—really, I should have. I should have known my blog would send my subscribers random emails filled with gibberish, because… you know… Technology… I am so sorry my blog spammed your inbox! Mea Culpa. Many thanks to those who alerted me to the issue. And since I never figured out what the…

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  • Ch-ch-changes


    It’s winter in Vermont, and crappy though it’s been, I’m in my element. Cozy socks, sweaters, and comforters are my jam. But now, after rounds of editing and revising, my manuscript is ready to go out on submission and changes are on the horizon.

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  • Fall’s renewal

    Fall’s renewal

    Summer flew by, and in the blink of an eye, it morphed into fall. For me, it started in a fog—murky and unfocused—finally lifting with renewed energy and sharper focus.

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  • Love where you live…

    Love where you live…

    Ahhhh, spring has arrived in northern New England… Or not… Show me spring where you live!

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  • Smiling about…

    Smiling about…

    What can I say? With all that is going on in the world today, I’d like nothing more than to bury my head. But I know how lucky I am to be right where I am, and I’m finding plenty to smile about.

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  • The fickle month of February

    The fickle month of February

    The fickle month of February… It’s been cold, it’s been warm, it’s been bitter cold, and back to (grossly) warm. And try as I might, I can’t do a darned thing about it, which leaves me with no choice but to be a sport—if I must. And this is what my fiendishly fickle month is…

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  • January This and That

    January This and That

    Welp – January whizzed by. I shouldn’t be surprised, but I am. How quickly time passes by… It’s been one of those months – a little of this and a lot of that.

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  • It’s a good day to have a good day

    It’s a good day to have a good day

    It’s the new year – time to set goals and resolutions – except I’m not. At the end of 2021 I met a major milestone – a goal I had set for myself – and… huh… I’m thinking for 2022 I’ll focus less on the destination and more on the adventure. It’s a good day…

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