Around the World and Here at Home

I believe the hummingbirds have headed south. Though it is part of the normal cycle, I an sad to see them go. On a bright note though, my son called from half way around the world and he is okay, so I can tell you without a doubt – whether winter is coming or not – life is good!

I went to a concert this weekend. Accoustic Eidolon, a husband-wife duo, performed great music that is a joy to listen to, but the real draw for me was the obvious love and camaraderie flowing between couple. They were funny and engaged their audience in the mark of true performers as well as being wonderful musicians. The show can be summed up in the lyric Hannah wrote to her husband, “You are the reason I sing.” They are now off to Europe for their annual fall tour. If you ever get the chance, don’t hesitate to see them.

I have been doing some unofficial research into what I perceive is the difference between how men and women are coping (or grieving) in the aftermath of the Waldo Canyon Fire. Help me out here. If you have been through a disaster or an unexpected death, did you notice any differences in how you and your spouse or your two parents or others coped? Everyone handles grief in their own way, but I am noting some significant differences and I wonder what others have noticed. I bring this up because my cousin is fighting to save his home near Chelan, WA where the fires are raging. What a year!

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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