Monthly Archives: January 2015

Brouhaha

An interesting topic of discussion came up the other day as I talked to a friend about his relationship with his brother, and how it got tangled up over the holidays. A family brouhaha is not uncommon, especially in high … Continue reading

Posted in Grief, Inspiration | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Blank Page

Staring at a blank page, contemplating subjects to cover, I wonder what others see when they gaze at empty paper, or the empty screen. In the past, I worked with students who saw an ocean so big they couldn’t possibly … Continue reading

Posted in climb a mountain, fear, Grief, Inspiration, over-protective, parenting | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Refined by Fire

My father’s shaving mug, the well rounded soft brush, and the sharp razor are still in the medicine cabinet at Mom’s house. Each time I open the mirrored door to check the back of my hair, the same memory catches … Continue reading

Posted in Grief, Inspiration | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Line

Where is the line? That one that we as humans can’t see. We don’t know if we’re coming up on it, or, oops, it’s already behind us. We don’t know where to draw the line. We don’t know when we’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Move, Laugh, Love

Over the hills and through the tunnels, to Mother’s house I go, again, and again, and again. I have driven I-70 from one side of Colorado to the other so many times, I think I could do it in my … Continue reading

Posted in Grief, Inspiration | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Mary Jo Norell

I recently lost one of my dearest friends, a cowgirl I admired and loved from the moment I met her. Without really knowing how to begin, here is my tribute to a one-of-a-kind lady. Mary Jo Boise Norell, 84 years … Continue reading

Posted in Grief, Inspiration | Tagged | 3 Comments

Wash, Wash, Wash!

The outdoor holiday lights are down and put away for another year. I wisely chose to do it on the one warm day forecasted for this week. Boy, am I glad that’s done. These sub-zero temperatures of late are not … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment