Aspen Alley, Wyoming

Wyoming Respite

My husband and I recently took a long weekend and to camp in Wyoming. We live in a city and just wanted to go someplace more isolated and restive. As introverts, we crave quiet and, well, not people. Wyoming has beautiful scenery and pastoral countryside. Everyone has heard […]

My Parrots Sing Out

Three of my parrots are quite eager to speak to whoever will listen. They all have a backstory which I know nothing or little about because I got Sugar and Hannah as adults from a rescue organization. I received Ruby from a previous owner at the urging of […]

Where Dreams and Reality Collide

Sometimes my dreams collide with reality in unexpected ways. I’ve had presentient dreams of unimportant things and life-changing things. I often dream of people who have passed away. Not right away, but a few months after their death, people visit me in a dream to tell me that […]

long-tail weasel couple

Emotional Independence

A friend of mine called me “emotionally independent” the other day, and I smiled. It wasn’t always this way. When I was divorced the first time, I blamed it on my husband– he was a wingnut. When I divorced the second time, I questioned myself; he was a […]

Eclipse at totality

On the Line in Ravenna

We bought a new truck recently, quickly followed by a new camper. My husband and I have owned a camper most of our marriage; and this is our third. What we need as we are older is a bit different than what we needed and could afford when […]

Excited Reunion of Friends #WATWB

Would you spend your last cent to be reunited with your lost dog? The workers at the DeKalb County Animal Services in Chamblee, Georgia had a man who did just that.  The compassionate workers paid to get the owner and the dog together and waived all fees. Watch […]

black schnauzer mix dog

Happy Pack

Garnet has been a complex dog from the day we got her. She was quickly confident and happy at home, but when we took her away from the house, she was so sensitive and shy that everything scared her. She hated the leash, (see Brave Little Garnet) but […]