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Last week as we celebrated Father’s Day it struck me that it has been 48 years since we lost our father to cancer when he was just 55. So much of my life was spent without him that I confess many milestones passed when he did not enter my thoughts nor did I have any…

Self in Quarantine

The other day I thought that a nice baked banana bread would be the very thing to ease our restless, confined souls in the quarantine zone. Banana bread is something I have made for years from memory. Baking it was always like second nature. I was imagining the warm, sweet soft bread with a hot…

The New Normal

Okay. Unless you have been living under a rock in the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic mountains or holed up in a cave in the Himalayas searching for Nirvana, you know there is a killer virus sweeping across the globe at an alarming rate. We had heard about it a couple of months ago. But…

Champagne Dreams

This is 2020. Every time I say that I hear Barbara Walters’ voice in my head (for those who are confused by this reference she was the long-time host of the news show 20/20 and would begin every show stating that!!) As we clean up the empty champagne bottles, remnants of fireworks and noisemakers and…