Hello, and welcome

Updated December 2016

This blog started years ago on a different site as a memoir for my children, but over time I found that I wanted to expand, to write on other topics, to see where my thoughts and keyboard would take me.

What you read now has became a journey of self-expression. Some of the words on these pages are hardly worth my time or yours, but I suppose that’s what you do when you write about random things. Iย write when I feel inspired. I write about varied topics. I post little artistic creations. I rant sometimes as well. I am about as random as they come, and I plan to stay that way.


I live in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. This is our coastline-the wild Pacific Ocean.

I have three adult children, and two grandchildren who I love more than life itself. I am an atheist, a feminist, and a late returner to college, having earned a BA in Sociology in 2014. I have been a doula, a childbirth educator, a tutor, and a dental assistant. If I could go anywhere right this minute it would be to a cozy cabin overlooking that coastline in the picture above. I would play soft music, sit by a crackling fire, enjoy a glass of wine, and daydream of what might have been – and what may still be ahead.

Newest update- July 2018

While all the above is still very true, a few things have changed, especially within the last year. I am now divorced. The decision to move ahead with that process was probably brewing when I wrote that last update. To move ahead and to find the person I used to be, the one I like a whole lot more than who I had become, led me to put aside my fear and end my marriage. In just weeks, a full year will have passed since my divorce. It was the right and best decision even at a time in my life when many people are considering retirement and all that brings. I have a small but comfortable place to call my own (although I still yearn for that beach cabin), a part-time job that I love, and a sense of freedom and lightness that had been missing for years.

As always-

I invite you to read freely, comment extensively, share my words if so inclined, and visit often.

Thanks for stopping by!


16 thoughts on “Hello, and welcome”

  1. I had to come back here after I connected more dots. I’m a little slower these days. Brain damage. ๐Ÿ™‚ Summers in Portland should be spent at the beach but I only get there once every couple of years and it’s only 2 hrs away at most. Have you ever been to Sylvia Beach House in Newport? Right on the water and each room named after a different writer. It was a birthday gift from my sister once upon a time. Nothing like the ocean for inspiration. I’ll be back.

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    1. Hi Sue. It has been some time on the writing end hasn’t it… I read everyone’s blogs every day, but the writing of my own – with so much negativity in my life right now (marriage) has sort of put an end to my feeling like sharing much. It seemed like the only thing I could find to write on was sadness and failure and generally having no clue what to do with my life and I don’t really want my blog to be all that so that’s why the silence mostly. I am reading, and appreciate the concern on your end. You know how much your pictures inspire me and brighten my days, plus make me laugh, so I’m around, even if not very talkative these days ๐Ÿ™‚


      1. I can understand your reluctance to post at such a time. As with so many families, ours is no stranger to marital upheavals. I do hope that things will take a turn for the better for you very soon. Your kind words certainly made my day.

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  2. Ah! Your header picture is my favorite flowers that I saw last year! Love how those flowers are so huge and their color is lovely. I only saw them past a big fence. Are they roses?


        1. There is a picture of roses, a close up actually from my garden. They aren’t traditional roses though. They grow on a low growing bush, almost continuously and are not as hard to grow as true roses. Also they don’t have the typical rose smell, but they definitely have the thorns ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. Thanks!
      It was amazing how cutting sugar, and really planning out veggie filled meals made a huge difference in the way my body works. It was a great feeling to see the lbs. drop off and just about 1 month ago I was back into size 10 jeans very comfortably. Haven’t seen size 10 in quite some time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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