Season of Allegro

The string quartet swayed together, their bodies rolling with each beat of  Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, drawing me step by step down the aisle. My heart pumped in time with my feet, carrying me body and soul, closer and closer to this man I love, until we stood face to face, our breath intertwined, … Continue reading Season of Allegro

Finding Balance – Or Not

I am honored to share with you today's guest post by author Terri Giuliano Long. Her debut novel In Leah's Wake has been one of my favorite summer reads. She is an amazingly talented author, and an even more humble artist, quick to give encouragement and support to fellow writers. I'm sure you will enjoy … Continue reading Finding Balance – Or Not

Even Healthy Ones Need to be Chopped

Dense, lanky trees huddle in the middle of my backyard, like a circle of arrogant school girls they intermingle so tightly, not a ray of sun can penetrate their tangled arms. We have tried for three years to get grass to grow in their shadows. Even the most shade tolerant grass shivers in their coldness. … Continue reading Even Healthy Ones Need to be Chopped

Savory Saturdays: Balsamic Penne with Feta

I love Italian food. Unfortunately, it doesn't always love me. Red sauces heavily laden with garlic are my worst enemy. Recently I had a dish at Noodles & Company that was just delicious, it was called Pasta Fresca. Unfortunately it was oozing garlic, so I wanted to make a non-garlic version at home. Of course, … Continue reading Savory Saturdays: Balsamic Penne with Feta

Leave Your Shoes at the Door

The deer do not understand that my Hosta garden is not a salad bar. Their deep rutted footsteps speckle the dry black mulch. Each day the Hosta shrink, cower under the trees, with their half-chewed leaves poking out of the ground, blooms long gone. I survey the damage while Luna is making her morning rounds, … Continue reading Leave Your Shoes at the Door