Ava’s Patient Hike

Ava’s Patient Hike

This is my niece, Ava, in her peachy outfit and adorable hat. My hiking buddy, along with my nephews and my sister. Ava was demonstrating the strength of a modern female, posing in the Fearless Girl pose I was teaching her. We’d just survived a horrendous hike so she’d earned this bold pose on top…

The Fearless Girl

The Fearless Girl

The Fearless Girl statue is a bronze representation of me. Well, not really, but rather it’s a representation of how I want to feel every day but often fall short. When I visited New York City in September 2018, the girl statue was facing down a bull on Wall Street. I just love her! I…

Destruction or Creation?

Destruction or Creation?

Is revision destruction or creation? A hike in upstate New York forced this question on me. In August 2017, my husband and I traveled to the Fingers Lakes area to celebrate my birthday. My husband is less of an adventurist and more of plain ol’ good sport, who likes his wife to be happy and…

The Magic of Malted Milk Maker

The Magic of Malted Milk Maker

“Everyone should have a friend that they shouldn’t sit next to at a serious function,” said some meme-maker on Facebook. For my mother, that friend was my grandmother. Their bouts of laughter in awkward places were the stuff of legends. Churches, funerals, confessionals. It didn’t matter. When the spirit or magic struck, they just let…