Monthly Archives: February 2014

Mississippi Dowager Queen

Growing up in St. Louis, I was surrounded by a multitude of historic buildings and beautiful monuments and homes. During my high school years, the Gateway Arch was being erected. I remember all the excitement when construction crews prepared to insert the … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Adventure, Blogging, Education, Happiness, Health & WellBeing, Life & Health, Living, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Place Called Home

From the time I reached young adulthood, I recall the general attitude towards being a homemaker had taken on a decidedly negative connotation. Women who performed homemaking tasks were consigned to brainlessness. Refer to someone as a homemaker and in return you’d receive … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blogging, Christianity, Culture, Faith, Family, Happiness, Life & Health, Living, Mothering, Poetry, Uncategorized, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

ReBlog: You Don’t Know Beans

Did I mention I have two terrific daughters? Why yes, as a matter of fact I do believe I did … just yesterday it seems! The younger one has become an impressive homemaker … far exceeding my limited proclivities. (I acknowledge … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blogging, Family, Food & Recipes, Happiness, Heroes, Living, Mothering | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Beauty … In Aging

As we age, it seems to me there’s a great deal of looking back. We become naturally more reflective. We measure our lives as a way of answering some pointed questions. Did my life matter? Did I accomplish something that … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Adventure, Culture, Dying, Family, Happiness, Health & WellBeing, Hope, Life & Health, Living, Mothering, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Archibald Alexander Leach*

If you’re part of the Baby Boomer demographic, you probably remember playing interactive games that didn’t flash before you on a screen. (If you’re younger, maybe that era seems almost unimaginable to you!) One game we played back then was … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Blogging, Education, Family, Films, Happiness, Living, Movies, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Like Broken Glass

In other posts, I’ve mentioned my tendency to get caught up in the life stories and heart-wrenching experiences of my friends. Today’s sonnet is one I wrote after a friend told me about the breakup of her marriage.

Rate this:

Posted in Culture, Divorce, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Day Of Rest

Around our house, Sundays are usually a time to kick back and enjoy some relaxation. The poem below uses the term Sabbath in a somewhat metaphorical sense. (Please don’t think my intention is to demean the biblical Sabbath as celebrated … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Health & WellBeing, Life & Health, Living, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments