What do hummingbirds and time have in common?

The last six weeks have buzzed past me like a hummingbird buzzes around the feeder I have in my backyard —she’s there, I see her, but then as soon as I try to acknowledge her, she flies away. Gone. Like the last six weeks …

How to pick the perfect fig — aka. how to make a decision!

Like everything else in this world, the term — or definition if you will —of being lost has many different meanings. And I imagine most people’s minds can easily recall a time when they were literally “lost” — like they took a wrong turn while driving (myself, I was terribly lost one morning about eight weeks…

Holding on to Paris with Humphrey Bogart

“We’ll always have Paris.” ― Humphrey Bogart as Rick Blaine, Casablanca Versailles. Arc de Triomphe. The Eiffel Tower. When I was in grade school these were a few of the places I dreamt about visiting. Fortunate to attend a small, private school where learning the French language was an everyday part of the curriculum, I…

My future under Friday Night Lights

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ― Ralph Waldo…

A Nod to the NCAA Soccer Gods

I don’t usually do this – post pics of family or link to other blogs – alas, I couldn’t help but share this photo of my 13 year old heading a soccer ball in the front yard – now everyone out there say a quick prayer to the NCAA Gods that she’ll be offered a…

ADAPT or DIE

Debit cards are an ordinary, everyday, modern necessity in today’s world.  As are cell phones, the Internet, Amazon.com, Starbucks, Prozac … OK, OK … so maybe I’m stretching it a bit with those last three but you get the jest of it – right?  I was in college when I got my first ATM card…

The Hunger Games

So I saw The Hunger Games … and to be brutally honest, I did not like the movie … not even one little bit – but not because I read the book(s) and was disappointed in Hollywood’s rendition … and not because I didn’t like the chosen actors … or because I couldn’t handle the…