Help for Haiti

I’ve been lagging, and I apologize. Life takes turns we don’t expect, and other priorities get swept aside. Besides my back being out of whack, things are progressing here. I’ve been writing—a lot. My novel is currently sitting on the proverbial shelf. It’s been there a while—since the end of March. Ugh, I know. I … Continue reading Help for Haiti

Vacation & Books

If anyone has wondered why I haven’t posted for a while, I’ve been on vacation. Kevin and I took a trip just north of Chicago to visit his birth family. We hadn’t been able to visit in three years. Our time was sweet with family, and we saw all but two. We had missed each … Continue reading Vacation & Books

Friends

Don't you love them? They're the bestest ever! I know, bestest is not a word. But I have the bestest friends. You know the ones that come to your rescue, with excitement even. Some you haven't seen in ages, but when you get together, its like you spoke to them last week instead of five … Continue reading Friends

Sleeping in with Sofie

A crash and subsequent rumblings startled me out of a deep sleep about 5:30 yesterday morning. My husband, already up and awaiting his first cup of coffee, stood in the kitchen, unaware of the commotion behind our bedroom walls. I related what I had heard, and he immediately went into action. Grabbing a flashlight and … Continue reading Sleeping in with Sofie

Sofie, the Weather, & Poetry

Today, I sit with Sofie as she dreams away. Oh, the life of a dog. With a light breeze, our days are warm, a blessing after sweltering 100 + degrees weeks with no central air in the house. We need rain, Lord. The fire season is upon us here in California, and I pray for … Continue reading Sofie, the Weather, & Poetry

Composing

For nearly forty years, composing songs (lyrics and music) has been my gig. Perhaps I will return to this love, but for now, I am enjoying writing poetry and a novel. I've been having a blast writing poetry nearly every day since before National Poetry Month (April.) New forms of poetry are a fascination and … Continue reading Composing

Memorial Day Without You

A few years ago I penned this song. One of these days I will record it. But for now, I share the lyrics. We remember your last full measure of devotion. Words are never enough. Without YouKaci RigneyWith a mournful sighshe walked on past,stopped at the place,her eyes downcast.Stood there for so longher thoughts far … Continue reading Memorial Day Without You

The Limericks of Sofie

As I sit with my Sofie girl, today she’s not feeling so hot. She recently saw the groomer, and I think they shaved her a little too close. She’s been scratching and biting herself constantly. The groomer saw no evidence of fleas. But my cute little snaggletooth girl is so itchy. I feel sorry for … Continue reading The Limericks of Sofie