Memories of The Redhead: Mama was a Dancing Woman

I have been praying for a redhead grandson. My daughter says that’s a weird prayer. Perhaps. But I miss having a redhead in my life. It has been three years and one day since I had my last face-to-face visit with The Redhead. There have been very few days during her absence that I haven’t [Read More...]

The Blessing of Hospitality

I’m home. As in I’m back in Oregon following a three-week, gazillion mile trip through the Southeast. They say a rolling stone gathers momentum — that’s certainly true in my case. For the first time everhah, I wasn’t even able to keep up with the blogging while traveling. Either I’m not as young as I [Read More...]

In Praise of Purple

Come see, she said. The lavender is in bloom. How many personal invitations do we receive each day to behold a thing of beauty, but overlook in our rush to do life better? Yes,  there’s work involved in creating such fragrant fields. It’s an experiment in creation, this planting and harvesting of purple. ‘ Oh, [Read More...]


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