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Morning

Each morning I slip out of bed early. Lou-dog pads silently out of the room with me, leaving Buck to roll over in the warm space, hug my pillow, and dream a while longer. The cedar and sage scent from a bar of soap greets me, a reliable standing stone symbol. Dried peonies hang over…

Generous Friends

The two weeks before Roy and Bette came to visit Buck and me was one of the more miserable chapters in our lives together, something unexpected and generally unimportant that made a hell of an impact: we both got the flu. No, we don’t take flu shots. Haven’t for more than 35 years. Haven’t had…

Chicken in a Pot

Between working on a manuscript, following the Kavanaugh hearings, and fretting about whether Hurricane Michael was going to hit Pensacola (have you seen the video from poor, devastated Mexico Beach and Panama City?), I realized yesterday that I’ve gotten myself into a state of sleep deprivation. Never good. So last night I brought out the…

Did Someone Say Category 3?

But it’s October. And the ten-day forecast calls for fall temps here in the Florida panhandle (finally).  {sigh} We live in Pensacola, and my younger brother lives in a vulnerable spot in the small waterfront town of Apalachicola. {sigh} So I’m headed to the grocery store for just-in-case supplies. We checked the generator last night…