in hot water

It was a stand-off of epic proportions, the air as fraught and full of tension as that between Kellyanne Conway and any sane member of the mainstream media.  My two-year-old son and I stared at each other over the rim of the fish tank lid, his bright blue eyes looking defiantly into my green ones. "Do NOT... Continue Reading →

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flashback friday – dec. 18, 2011 – “all i want for christmas”

ON FRIDAY'S I (OCCASIONALLY) HIGHLIGHT OLD FAVORITES FROM MY PREVIOUS BLOG, "FROM THE TOP OF THE STAIRS." I HOPE YOU ENJOY THE RE-RUNS AS MUCH AS I DO... --- Being the Christmas season, I once again find myself thinking back on my grandparents--especially my Grandma--who personified the Christmas spirit.  This is just a small snapshot... Continue Reading →

in over his head

Spring runoff thundered through the sunlight-dappled creek. “KerSploosh!” Stitch hurled in, black tail disappearing into the culvert under the dirt road. Savannah sobbed as we watched, helpless. Downstream, we cheered his exhausted, lumbering climb out. “What a ride!” his eyes exclaimed. Microstories must answer the weekly contest question in exactly 42 words. It's harder than... Continue Reading →

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