Outside my kitchen window sits a thin layer of snow, a silver sky, and a huge cottonwood tree. When the wind blows, I wonder if the tree will stand. Many branches have been lopped off already. That tree has a history and lots of nests and birds that enjoy ... more
For years my two girls had been asking for a dog at Christmastime. Yet, we have allergy issues, as both my younger daughter and husband suffered from sensitivities to pet dander.
A friend had given me a book on pedigreed dogs, and there was a photo of a... more
The incident in question happened on a Saturday afternoon in a craft store nearby. It was Christmas Eve, and surprisingly, the store wasn’t too crowded. I selected my items, loaded them into my cart and proceeded to the register, at which time the cashie... more
Last week, while reorganizing a closet to accommodate some recently purchased Christmas gifts, I came across a box filled with old VHS tapes. Reading through the briefly scratched notes on the covers, I realized after nearly thirty years, it was time to re... more
We were sitting on the couch, Silas and I. Saturday evening. The boys were in bed. He made some joke about how we’ll both turn 42 next year; some joke about discovering the answer to life, the universe and everything.
And that was when it came to me. ... more