Surrender…
Surrender…
/ March 29, 2019 0 COMMENTS

I can carry my own load, It is the essence of the me I am, I have learned to modify my surroundings, Temper my loves and hates, Sorted my have to’s and want to’s, Accepted the things I cannot change, Changed the things I can, Altered my attitude so… I can live a life content…mostly….

Traffic….
Traffic….
/ March 25, 2019 0 COMMENTS

This is an observation on time and asks: How does a mere minute of that precious commodity, time, affect the amount of traffic on the road as I make the 14 mile journey into school from the rural area in which I live? I give myself 30 minutes to make a 20 minute journey. At…

Nashville…
Nashville…
/ March 21, 2019 1 COMMENTS

Daughts and I took a quick trip to the country music capital of America. It was spring break and both our schools were closed so we thought, “Why not?” and hopped into the car and headed for Nashville. We really didn’t think the ten hour drive through…but it worked out okay, thanks to snacks and…

Passing Judgement…
Passing Judgement…
/ March 18, 2019 1 COMMENTS

I belong to a small group in East Texas.  We are parents who dedicate a day a week to remember and pray for our children. We are a powerful band that lifts each other up as we are confronted with the various shades of judgement that arise when we make, what used to be, harmless…

California…
California…
/ March 12, 2019 1 COMMENTS

I joined Hubs in California for a few days at the end of his trip hoping we’d find time to play… The first day though he was still finishing up his project so I decided to spend it with my film-maker son, Ian. Ian had just moved back to Sherman Oaks with Jenn; closer to…

A Change of Heart…
A Change of Heart…
/ March 5, 2019 0 COMMENTS

I am not a fan of this platitude, ‘Prayers are answered in God’s time, not ours.’ It is, for me, a very unsettling group of words. It brings to mind an interminable wait…not dissimilar to Vladimir and Estragon’s in Samuel Becket’s tragicomedy about the human condition, Waiting for Godot. They worry out loud whether they…

Cat Startled…
Cat Startled…
/ February 27, 2019 0 COMMENTS

As an empty nester my house is always clean and picked up. Last week I returned home from subbing at school and was quite taken aback when I walked into my closet to find clothes and shoes strewn on the floor as if I’d turned into Daughts and changed my outfit several times before breakfast!…

Water Dog…
Water Dog…
/ February 22, 2019 0 COMMENTS

Charlie loves to run in the water along the verges of Rigsby and recently there’s been plenty for her to charge through kicking up a spray and snapping at the droplets, even breaking ice on particularly chilly mornings when she catches up with me as I venture out well bundled. Some of the culverts have…

Waiting in Line…
Waiting in Line…
/ February 19, 2019 1 COMMENTS

Anyone who voluntarily waits outside the DMV in the cold and rain with her daughter must truly love her. That’s how I felt yesterday when Paris decided, no matter the wait or the weather, she was going to get her address changed on her license. There was a glitch, apparently a wrong number perhaps, that…

Ten Things I Learned from my Young Son…
Ten Things I Learned from my Young Son…
/ February 14, 2019 1 COMMENTS

One of my film-maker son’s cards last year, sent in November, had a thankful note to it. He wrote: “This month I’ve come to appreciate the things I’ve inherited from you (and Dad) but you in particular because this is your card. “I learned how to write from you and I really can appreciate my…