Broken Arrow

Did you ever feel like you missed the mark? That somehow the best laid plans never seemed to go as expected? I’ve always loved that Bugs Bunny cartoon when he pops up in the middle of some desert, looks around himself and then states that he must have taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque. I…

One Last Bay Leaf

I’ve been thinking a lot about journeys lately. The metaphorical and allegorical ones, certainly, but the actual ones have been occupying my mind these days. The journey of our lives is marked with so many milestones, like pebbles dropped to mark the path we have walked. It is also measured by those who come and…

Copper Penny

We have a jar for spare change sitting on our kitchen counter. Brightly colored coins we collect until the jar is full and then we cash them in to use for treats or pocket money. When I was a young girl, 5 of those copper pennies could get you candy. 25 of them could get…