Notes from a Funeral

October 14th, 2016, way out in the middle of almost nowhere and a little past Bucky’s, I attended a memorial celebration for one who lived and loved well. The oldest of six brothers, Ricky was a big brother to more than his five younger siblings. He was a big brother to all who needed or Read More…

Wintery Mix of Snow & Politics

It is Friday January 6th at 4:26 in the afternoon.  The snow has stopped falling.   The temperature has dropped back to 23 from a high of 24. The wind-chill is back to 10 down from a high of 12. My dog has decided to give up peeing until it warms up. Poor doggie. Me, Read More…

I don’t believe in unconditional love

I don’t believe in unconditional love. I don’t think I ever did. I grew up Southern Baptist where the term, unconditional love, was bandied about, but they never meant it. Unconditional love, IF you meet our conditions. Um?  That is the absolute definition of CONDITIONAL love. Our motto was, “Jesus died, once, for all.” BUT Read More…

Intangible Gift Giving 101

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la laaaa la la la lah!  So many feelings about the holiday season and, yes, commercialization can definitely run amuck, but oh, the gifts! The journey to discovering that little something gift that says, “I see you.”  Or maybe just that something that says, “I remembered Read More…

Hey Artist, Cowgirl Up!

Cowgirl up! Put on your big girl boots and ride. What does that even mean? It means:  DO what needs to be Done! Monday night I cowgirled upped. Three weeks ago Blue Skies, my beautiful paint horse, decided to go bat guano crazy. Well, not that crazy, but crazy enough.  He decided that he no Read More…

Rats Scurry. People Ought Not.

I am writing from Holly Colorado.   I am sitting on the second floor (corner room) with a lovely window that rounds what would typically be a square corner.   Since I am working that makes this a CORNER OFFICE!  I. Have. Arrived. Looking out I see other buildings, like mine from the mid 1800s Read More…