BUSYBODY.

Yesterday evening as I walked out the front door with our dog, I was met with a jarring surprise: there was a strange little car parked in our neighbor’s driveway.. NOT ONLY THAT.. their porch light was on! “My gosh, ” I marveled, trying to interpret the evidence, “our neighbors, who have both had their…

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I had seen her before and said “hello” but clearly that wasn’t going to be enough this time around. “What’s your dog’s name?” she asked with a big, happy smile, “Can I pet it?” “Her name is Daisy” I responded, “sure you can pet her, but I’m going to stay back a bit so we…

Driveways: The new front porches.

My husband and I take a daily evening bike ride and a long walk every morning. It is in these moments that we are wrapped in the silver lining of this sad and worrisome season. You’d never know it watching TV or scouring the internet, but the spirit of hope, creativity and friendship is alive…

Here’s to us!

We toasted ourselves at dinner last night and laughed about how old we were getting. We joked about our ‘aches and pains’ and marveled at how time had flown.  We basked in the glow of shared golden memories, compared our concerns for today and our hopes for tomorrow. It’s been almost twenty years, eleven of…