Buried {under layers of snow}

We have been buried under 30 inches of snow! Our little town of Damascus was right in the bullseye of Snowzilla, Winter Storm Jonas, or whatever silly name the media bestowed upon it. All I know is that the snow went on and on for 36 hours – it covered everything in

Christmas Joy

Merry Christmas dear friends! I hope you are enjoying the days leading up to Christmas Eve! No, you didn’t read that wrong – I did say enjoying. See the word JOY in there? It’s between the ‘en’ and the ‘ing’. Joy is easy to lose – even in the most

Practicing Peace {in a crazy world}

It’s been a tough week for this old planet. We’ve received quite a bit of shocking and heartbreaking news over these past few days. Suddenly, the world has become a very small place and frightening events appear to be at our doorstep. Pat and I live equal distance from Baltimore

One Wise Woman

Our plan was to not have a plan. We both simply wanted to sit, relax, chat and look at the waves for four glorious days. So, a week or so ago, Pat and I went away for a much needed rest at the beach. We rented a beautiful condo right on

Our Dear Marylou

My summer started with a long-awaited lunch with one of my oldest and dearest friends. We wanted to get together ever since my mother died in March but, because I work at the local high school, we decided to wait until school was out so we could both relax and

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