An orchid fading

I have a friend who often reminds me that sometimes one thing has to die in order for something beautiful to grow up in its place. I’m thinking about that now, as I watch the blooms on my orchid wane. What once was two healthy stalks teeming with lively white and purple flowers, touched just slightly with yellow, is down … Read more…

You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch

I’ve not had much Christmas spirit this year. I’m not sure what it is about this year that’s different but it is. I generally dislike the season anyway. Not the getting together with the people who love you, or sharing heartfelt gifts with one another. I like that part. But, overall, I see the holiday as little more than a … Read more…

A family friend

This is my family’s dog, BG. It’s short for Baby Girl, which is a ridiculous name, but you know how dog names go – they get the one that seems to fit. And this one seemed to fit. My daughter Erica and I went to Pratt to buy her when my son Mitch was seven years old. It was a … Read more…