Mom and the People Inside

Mom and the People Inside

As you may suspect, Lily (my inner 14-year-old), 9 (my inner 9-year-old) and I (their outer 61-year-old) have a lot in common. One thing we have in common, right from the very start, is a person. That person is Mom, and today is her 95th birthday. Wait a minute, isn’t...

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Piano and the People Inside

Piano and the People Inside

Yesterday, I did something absolutely incredible. I drove a few miles to Milton-Freewater, Oregon, and bought myself a piano! It’s something I’ve contemplated for over a year, since the approach of my 60th birthday. Though I own many instruments (two bass guitars,...

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Working Together and the People Inside

Working Together and the People Inside

Greetings! This week’s blog is being written without knowing the outcome of the 2020 presidential election. But one thing I do know: there is a critical need for all of us in the USA to engage with each other and start working together.   Like we do all the time....

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Something Good and the People Inside

Something Good and the People Inside

And now for something completely different: something good! In fact, several things. For one, the Walla Walla cold snap has snapped and we’ve returned to clear blue skies with highs in the 60s. For another, I took the time to make a new recipe for an incredibly...

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Today Only and the People Inside

Today Only and the People Inside

This week, I had a Grade-A meltdown. Looking into The Future even a little bit- -two weeks, the end of the year- -crushed me under the weight of uncertainty. If you haven’t noticed that things change very quickly and unpredictably these days, you haven’t been paying...

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Ownership and the People Inside

Ownership and the People Inside

In case you didn’t know, I’ve been married three times. To some, this may infer that I’m an expert on marriage. Given the turnover rate I would argue the opposite. But after months of solitary COVID-enforced rumination and reflection, there is something I believe I’ve...

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