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Acts of Faith, part 1

Acts of Faith, part 1

This morning I swore I heard a hummingbird.  Twice.    One of the things I left when I left the mountain were the hummers. For ten years, I harvested buckets of joy on the day when mid-April I first heard their trill. Part of my […]

Feeding Elvis, (plus one)

Feeding Elvis, (plus one)

Greg and I have been in negotiations over getting a dog.  It’s been four years since Elvis, my full-of-personality husky, died, and with my artist-lover’s and my newly settled life together, it seems about time.  But there’s Dottie, Greg’s canine-averse cat to think about.  After […]

Making Bolognese and a Home

Making Bolognese and a Home

It’s been an exhausting month of settling in on the prairie.  For reasons that seem to come at me at sharp angles in the fall’s dwindling light, this move has been tough. Both Greg and I feel like our toy ships have been tossed on […]

A Menu for Stars

A Menu for Stars

The Constellation Perseus & The Milky Way Early August and I go dreamy for stars. The Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky for a few days and, if the moon cooperates, the hours between midnight and dawn are full of sizzling bits of stardust.  My […]

A Recipe for Love

A Recipe for Love

What would or wouldn’t you do for love?  My answers?  In this order:  Anything and Nothing. I’d do pretty much anything to please the one I love and there isn’t much at which I’d balk. I’d eat bugs, if it was called for, on either front.  It […]

Sexy Tacos!  (Make It if You Can!)

Sexy Tacos! (Make It if You Can!)

When I was a kid, my parents tortured my brothers and me with Taco Casserole, a conveniently prepackaged concoction you purchased for about $2.13, brought home, and mixed its five separate packages with ground beef to make what passed in my house for dinner.  You […]