Babu: 1918-2018

It is with an extremely heavy heart that I post this update.  In fact, I’ve been avoiding it for two and a half weeks.  We have lost Babu.  She was a hundred and a half and she went peacefully and quickly.  It’s been a hard holiday and long December.  I’m in the process of healing…

Update :)

Hello everyone! I want to let you know that things are going well and Babu is doing wonderful.  Babu has had no change in her health, we are still watching dance videos together at night, and she and Stella are still the best of friends.  (She got to see today how excited Stella gets when…

Just a Little Update :)

On Friday I got news.  I am hired for for an ELA teaching position at a new school in a town close to me.  It is a small school, thirty kids, and they have social emotional diagnoses.  These are not easy students to work with as trauma and mental health issues can make giving instruction…

The Alphabet Haiku Challenge: Aquatic

Here is a little Haiku break, alphabetically. I didn’t think I could do it, but I did!  So far, anyway.  I stopped by the blog, Dark Side of the Moon, check back on Sunday for the Sunday Share!, and I accepted the Alphabet Haiku challenge.  I’m a bit late to the game, but here we…

Photo Challenge

I have taken up a ten day photo challenge starting August 1st hosted by: Cassia Elizabeth Her blog is called a Little Bit of Everything and it is a lovely place.  The picture prompts are intriguing in their one word simplicity and I’m excited to get it going!  I’m going to keep the prompts a…

Searching for Stanley: Part Two

A cemetery can haunt you. I visited two days ago and I cannot get that place out of my mind.  I’m processing…well, the meaning of life and death, I guess.  I certainly want to do more research and go back and spend some more time. As I alluded to in yesterday’s post, Stanley was not…

Retro Wednesday: The Great New England Airshow

A rumble, kind of a cracking rumble.  A kind of cracking, tearing, rumble.  And then it is out from behind the clouds, overhead, and then gone. Fighter planes and stunt men, and much, much more, put on quite a quite a show at Westover Airforce Base this weekend.  What could be better than standing on…

Sunday Share: Whispers in the Dark

I recently found Beau Allen’s poetry blog.  It is fully of finely crafted poems and I genuinely encourage you to click on the link and read them.  The post I link to is about a collection called Whispers in the Dark.  These poems do indeed have a darkness and even in the ones where no…

Uncomfortable: Part Three: The Ethics of Nonfiction

I have been wrestling with this for about a week now, ever since I transcribed a few of these passages and came across an alarming pattern.  Now, It may be a pattern that leads to nothing.  Nothing to see here, folks!  It could also be a part of the story that would matter very deeply…

Sunday Share: Birthday Reflections

I’ve just read a lovely post written by Judy Dykstra Brown and I connected all too much to the superstition and reflections around birthdays. I wrote about some similar things here: The Big Day Along with a wonderfully written post, and blog!, there was a very moving poem included in this post.  Please check out…

Back to June, 1939

Guess what?!?!  I also missed a bunch of images that go along with June, 1939 so I cannot help but to splatter those up here as well in tandem with their text.  (Man I love when the diary entry and the images collide!) Sunday, June 4th, 1939 It broke today raining and we almost didn’t…

An Opinionated Sunday Share

My Sunday Share this week is a lovely blog called Of Opinions. It’s definitely not the political ball of anger leftist/rightist page you might assume it to be – current political climate aside.  It’s a nice blog from a twenty something.  I enjoyed reading this piece: Of Not Writing a Diary In a way, it’s a…