The way you love your partner

“Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.” ~ Barbara De Angelis I’ve been thinking lately about a near miss, something that happened in March that still gives me pause. It started out as a much-needed girls’…

Mystery Mary

It’s called Marys Peak, the name of the highest peak in Oregon’s coastal range. The trails surrounding her make for a beautiful day hike. But, who was Mary? How did this lovely place get its name? Marys with no apostrophe? Why wouldn’t she want to own this place? We tagged along with our son and…

Be the change

“I’m convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they’re stones that don’t matter. As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good.” ~ Maya Angelou From my yard to yours: And, some not from…

Crises in ice cream

“She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails.” ~ Elizabeth Edwards Who said retirement was fabulous? Who said it would be easy? I want names and numbers (so I can wring their slimy little necks and give them a piece of my mind….). Yeah, you…

It’s time for funky

“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke Spring is finally here. We have color in the yard. I’ve been waiting. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy! And, the best for last. Can you tell what this is? These were just the ticket, the boost…