Art and Artisans

Some of you who read my blog know that I get weak-kneed at beautiful hand-made furniture. Even simple, hand-made furniture feels special to me. I blame it on the Denver Art Museum which had a beautiful carved Chinese wedding bed in their Asian collection that I visited every week or so. I pretended that it…

Salad Days

In just about two weeks, I’ll be attending class with Kris Rusch for SF Mysteries and I’m low key panicking. Not serious panic, mind you, just a low key question that comes up in quiet moments or while reading the books assigned for the course: “How the hell am I going to do this? I’m…

Berry Power

One of the frustrations of getting older is having to worry about blood pressure, cholesterol, and all those other health-related things. Recently it was brought home to me that my arteries are aging. The doctor was pretty blasé about it She said everyone’s arteries stiffen up with age, recommended a blood pressure pill, and to…

Daily Dozen Challenge

Without really intending to, and surprisingly without too much guilt, I’ve taken about a month off from writing and from social media, and from a focus on the news. I’ve been using my energy for family, for rest and recovery, and to organize my very messy house. I’ve also been working on organizing my life…