• Shads Says it All….
    This year we didn’t see Twinkletoes at Christmas. She’d promised to come for a few days, I’d moved furniture around in her room, put new sheets and ...
  • Card Exchange…
    Ian, my film-maker son, and I have been exchanging cards each month for the last three years…or so he says. Last evening I decided to sort and thread them by ...
  • Happy Birthday Daughts…
    Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts! Twenty-seven already and it seems like only yesterday that Dr. Staub was uncharacteristically late for your star debut. By the ...
  • Flowers from my Bud…
    My buddy Rooster sent me flowers for my birthday to thank me for giving him treats and checking on him when his owner is away, They brighten up my gloomy ...
  • Christmas Greetings…
    “…share your bread with the hungry…bring the homeless poor into your house; Then shall your light break forth like the dawn…” (Isaiah 58:7-8) As I reflect on ...
  • Shads the Hunter…
    I could hear the noise of a cat rummaging… They’re all rummagers but I immediately thought of Shads. He likes to pretend that butter wouldn’t melt ...
  • The Cradle of Prayer…
    Hubs and I listen to morning prayers sometimes instead of reading the Daily Office on our phones. This morning I took this brilliant embodiment of my cats’ ...
  • Sheer Perfection on El Capitan…
    We were recommended two rock climbing films by our bird trainer and rock climber son Simon. We went to see The Dawn Wall at a fancy theatre in Plano. Hubs and I ...
  • Fredericksburg…
    Hubs and I took a break from Footlights to celebrate his return to walking without a stick after knee replacement surgery. Shads had a mind to join us, but he really ...
  • Rain, Rain and More Rain…
    Rain has been falling steadily for weeks. Starting in August it came as a wake up call to the grasses who had hunkered down to hibernate in a yellow wash of ...
  • Praying With Children…
    I was raised in a convent from the age of 12-18½. Living with an order of nuns taught me that they turned to God for everything, The promise of a fine day for the ...
  • Re-Cycling & Marriage…
    The re-cycling in my neck of the woods has become next to impossible…we have reports that the same trash truck picks up trash one day and items for re-cycle ...
  • If I Say I Follow Him…
    For me, saying I follow Jesus is a conscious thought. As He is not currently walking the earth in human form, I literally do not drop everything I’m doing to ...
  • Footlights After the Rain…
    So much to see after a week of rain at Footlights… Too many inches to keep track of the aftermath of stormy weather somewhere. Paper soft mushrooms cluster in ...
  • I’m So Hungry…
    Daughts teaches dance at a Performing Arts pre-school. One morning they were anticipating snack and she said, “I’m so hungry I could eat a ...
  • Remembering Those Kodak Moments…
    Those one time, perfect moments captured on film of our children, oblivious of the camera or staring boldly into the lens, silent and poignant, is called a Kodak ...
  • Examen…
    I very often go through my yesterday while on a walk in the mornings.  I love this time alone, I start out still half asleep, my mind drifting back to my pillow, ...
  • Hanging Bird-Houses…
    We dried out some special bird house gourds a year or two ago. Hubs cleaned them, cut a hole, and hung wire from the top and together we walked through our woods ...
  • Day Bed…
    IKEA is our go-to furniture store! We found a great twin day-bed that tucks away neatly in true IKEA fashion.  It has well placed legs and a smooth easy action that ...
  • More Than A Thousand Dollar Cat Club…
    We have a piece of ribbon, a fourteen inch piece of ribbon to be exact, that came out of Magic’s (our black cat) intestine. We had him X-rayed and were given a ...
  • Whose Goats are These?..
    I often walk in the semi-darkness of dawn. I still wake up at the same time, but the sun is setting its alarm clock a little later each day so I hang around at the ...
  • A Very Determined Black Cat…
    Magic, our black ex-barn-cat, has perfected opening doors. I watch him use his paw with the bi-fold closet door in the spare room; a little bit of a ...
  • Eucalyptus Trees in California…
    In early June we spent 8 days in Petaluma living above a horse barn on acreage that overlooked valleys, hills and a vastness that reminded me of Footlights and ...
Recent Posts
Shads Says it All….
/ January 14, 2019
This year we didn’t see Twinkletoes at Christmas. She’d promised to come for a few days, I’d moved furniture around in her room, put new sheets and ...
Card Exchange…
/ January 10, 2019
Ian, my film-maker son, and I have been exchanging cards each month for the last three years…or so he says. Last evening I decided to sort and thread them by ...
Happy Birthday Daughts…
/ January 7, 2019
Many Happy Returns of the Day Daughts! Twenty-seven already and it seems like only yesterday that Dr. Staub was uncharacteristically late for your star debut. By the ...
Flowers from my Bud…
/ January 4, 2019
My buddy Rooster sent me flowers for my birthday to thank me for giving him treats and checking on him when his owner is away, They brighten up my gloomy ...
Christmas Greetings…
/ December 12, 2018
“…share your bread with the hungry…bring the homeless poor into your house; Then shall your light break forth like the dawn…” (Isaiah 58:7-8) As I reflect on ...
Shads the Hunter…
/ November 28, 2018
I could hear the noise of a cat rummaging… They’re all rummagers but I immediately thought of Shads. He likes to pretend that butter wouldn’t melt ...