I remember a book from my childhood called Summer Pony by Jean Slaughter Doty. I read it during the summer before going into 4th grade. I remember the book's cover had a girl my age sitting on a paint pony, and the story was about her acquiring the pony for the summer and their adventures... Continue Reading →
May 12, 2022 | Day 12: Something I Need
What is something I need? This is a challenging question because I feel like my needs are met, and I think my actual needs are water, fresh air, food, and shelter as a human. Every time I watch Naked and Afraid on the Discovery Channel, I'm reminded of how long humans can live without these... Continue Reading →
May 7, 2022 | Day 7: Preventing Obstacles to Enjoying My Summer
Summertime in the Pacific Northwest is typically short and beautiful, and I love to get outside. What are some obstacles that might keep me from enjoying my summer? Last year's two significant factors were extreme heat and smoke from wildfires. The temperatures were over 100 degrees for two weeks, and many homes – mine included... Continue Reading →
What do you do when there are no words?
I attended a celebration of life on Monday evening. Events like this make me feel inadequate, nervous, and curious about the afterlife. My daughters and I drove together to Bonney Lake. It was a warm, sunny afternoon, and traffic was terrible on 167. There had been an accident or maybe more than one, which made... Continue Reading →