summer newsletter – deleted chapter

summer newsletter – deleted chapter

As summer winds down, I’m reminded that my favorite season is right around the corner. I love autumn—the fall foliage, the anticipatory feeling that the holidays are just around the corner, not to mention that the kids are back in school. With the end of one season,...
garden invasion

garden invasion

For the 2nd year in a row, half of my garden has been in turmoil. It starts around October when the neighborhood vixen and fox dig a deep hole along our foundation and under our garage. We fill it up; they come back and dig it out. After trying to take our garden back...
what we stand for and what we stand to lose

what we stand for and what we stand to lose

Corolla Beach, NC Dear Administrator Pruitt, I grew up never witnessing a bald eagle in flight—there were barely any left—and now find it amazing that I can walk across a parking lot in the DC suburbs and look up to see one flying overhead. I’m a big city-cum-small...
perspectives and imagination

perspectives and imagination

Believe it or not, when I was a young child, I loved going to the dentist office–Dr. McKenna’s in Flint, Michigan to be precise. He always stocked the magazine racks with fresh copies of Ranger Rick and Highlights. Even going with four sisters in tow, I could always...