Giving Thanks

Putting my house in order. It may not seem like much to most people, but the photo on the left represents part of a symbolic personal triumph. Three-and-a-half years ago, my life was beset by cancer-interruptus. The day I was told I had breast cancer was one of the most shocking days of my life, […]

Frankly, My Dear, I Don’t Give A Damn

Call me cynical, but don’t call me Scarlett. So far, I’ve spent most of October steadfastly ignoring pink. I have managed to get through most of the local stores this month without traveling the aisles where I would be most assailed by pink-colored merchandise that purports to support breast cancer research or so-called awareness. It […]

DIY at Chez Amazon

This Old House Heck, no, this isn’t my house. Just a historic one I took a photo of once. I couldn’t afford the mortgage or the upkeep on one of these babies. Any building that falls under the protection of a historical society, as this does, comes with a lot of special rules that normal […]