Just back from a great weekend at Chapel Hill. Nothing beats a college town...there’s so much energy! But there are also pockets of quirky beauty (like this caboose in Carrboro, the hipster town adjacent to the main campus at the University of North Carolina) and happy meanderings down quiet, leafy ... Read More about The Wonder of Fall
One day I woke up and said to my husband, "It's time to move. But I don't have time. Can you handle everything?" [Warning: this moving story has nothing to do with the real point of this post, but it gets good, I promise!] And my husband said, "Yes. I'll handle everything." So he did, except ... Read More about Calling All Nature Lovers: Our Neighborhood Dock Is the Place To Hang Out!
It's early morning. A kitty next to me on the bed is kneading my bathrobe. Ouch. Ouch. Tap. Tap. I'm typing--ouch--while the feline massage continues. I tend to avoid zen discussions about writing. There's an awful lot of talk out there about the specialness of being a writer, of the care we must ... Read More about The Community of People Who Do Their Best
Nothing is easier and more fun than painting stones. You don't have to be good at it. You can be very, very bad at it, in fact, and still enjoy the process and produce a work of art. What's the definition of a work of art? Mine is: anything that touches you. It doesn't matter if no one else likes ... Read More about Painting Stones
Hurricane season is always stressful when you live on the coast. Most of the time, you walk around not thinking at all about it, and then suddenly...it's on every channel and in the local and national papers! You feel like the rest of your life should totally stop as you prepare for the hurricane ... Read More about Mother Nature Flexes Her Muscles