Today.


     What does one do after being abruptly awakened at 0330 to “I NEED YOUR HELP” to find out Pintō treed a porcupine and suffered the consequences? Well, this girl dutifully scrambled from deep sleep, assisted with clipping/pulling quills from the snout of her BGFF, sent Papa out the door…

Coming Home.


    Ya know, I just cannot get past the feeling I am looking for “likes” when I post to social media. I want you to know it’s not YOU, it’s ME. It’s how my brain is wired, I guess. But since I am working on the age-old problem of…

Putting by.


  "There is something so pleasingly pure about having a task to be accomplished and then accomplishing it."  -- Pam Houston, Deep Creek. It is time for harvest, albeit early, most likely due to the intense heat Alaska had in July. I didn't always look forward to pulling vegetables from…

cactus story.


  one morning, as we were rolling our way through canada, mister jones was out and about walking the pack. he's always looking down, looking for rocks. we both do. i was home alone in rollee, and pretty soon mister jones appears, saying, "i brought you something! i thought it was a rock,…

a day in these days.


    frenetic -- late 14c., from Old French frenetike, from Latin phreneticus, "delirious," alteration of Greek phrenitikos, from phrenitis, "frenzy," literally "inflammation of the brain." * i move slowly these days. not for any reason other than to remain mindful and grounded. multi-tasking and juggling too many thoughts just ain't productive for this gal.…