“Just as a puppy can be more of a challenge than a gift, so too can the holidays.” – John Clayton The holidays can be both joyful and stressful. When Dave and I were in Arkansas for the beginnings of his Tandem SCTs protocol… from Thanksgiving through New Year’s, it could have been a pity […]


“Paula is one of the gifts my mother left for me before she died.” – Lori I’m off for my annual trip to Lexington, KY to visit my dear friend Paula at her place, “Rosehaven”. This annual trip started the year before my mother’s death, with the invitation for my then 10 year old daughter […]

My Studio

“I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is being paid for it and one is the feeling that I haven’t just been sitting on my ass all afternoon.” – William F. Buckley, Jr. The problem with weaving is it can be very sedentary. I’m working on trying to get out for a […]

Bruce Bertsche… A dear friend

“I wouldn’t be alive except for you and Nick!” – Bruce Bertsche “No… it’s because your wife Jan called me.” – Lori  This was the cute little banter Bruce and I would have from time to time when others were around and he would tell them of his story and how he got to Arkansas […]

MishMash – 7 (Mostly cruise return)

“It’s true, sometimes, when you’ve had a difficult day, or met difficult people, or been let down, disappointed, or heartbroken, it’s easy to completely forget the most important thing of all… You’re alive.” – Notes from the Universe (Mike Dooley) The quote doesn’t depict my mood, it came into me today and it conveys what […]

Celebratory Cruise

“If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.” – Michel de Montaigne Dave and I have been married 30 years this year. As I have written in the past, we really stink at celebrating our anniversary and even our birthdays are a struggle. Last year […]