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Truly and Deeply and Madly

Truly and Deeply and Madly

As the story goes, up until 23-and-a-half years ago, I had been looking for love in all the wrong places. Then one snowy winter night in the Midwest, I came to an impasse. Standing on a street corner beneath the glow of a streetlamp, stood a tall man in a black coat....
Surviving the Vicissitudes of Writing

Surviving the Vicissitudes of Writing

“Todd,” I say after reading the comments from my writing mentor on my new manuscript. It seems the banter between two old(er) souls who have stuck together through the vicissitudes of life, with his guidance, what I have somehow captured and assembled, might work. It...
Could Be the Perfect Gift

Could Be the Perfect Gift

It wasn’t the plan to start preparing for Christmas before Thanksgiving. I have never in all my life done that. It sneaks up on me every year. But with the early snowfall and all, what can I say? I found myself in the spirit. (Spoiler alert to staff and family...
Saturday Morning

Saturday Morning

Guitar Dog Sprinklers Coffee Newspaper “Pretty flowers.” Mosquito bites Bare feet Chickadee calling His soft singing Lavender bug repellant Cat inside screen door Red watering can reflecting sunlight “What should we do...
Good Evening

Good Evening

The black ice, treacherous beneath a blackening sky. Bitter wind seeps through chimney bricks. Your presence is so soothing to me, I say, breaking the silence. What? Just having me around? Mmm, just the sound of your puttering. This is not puttering. What would you...

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