Season of the Witch

Those who know me know how much I love this time of year. It’s a season full of magic and transformation. The harvest happens, an abundance of fruits and vegetables are picked, wheat and oats are gathered, foods to nourish us through the long winter. Leaves turn red, orange and yellow, brilliant in all of…

Red Shoes

I have a confession to make. I absolutely love brilliantly colored boots and shoes specifically those in red. I am not sure when my love of red shoes began although it must have been when I was young. During my childhood, I never saw shoes that were not the traditional black or brown, although white…

I Second that Emoji

There is no doubt that every generation has had its own learning curve when it comes to the advances of the human race. Each generation reminds the next generation of how hard they really had it when they were growing up and how easy this generation has it now. I know that I am biased…

Into Africa

Baroness Karen von Blixen, who wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen, famously shared her life as a Danish expat living and working on a coffee plantation in Kenya in her lovely memoir, Out of Africa. In that account, she writes that she has a song of Africa that floods her with memories and longing…