Hunter the Owl

Once in a while, an injured cat makes his or her way to the adoption floor at the animal shelter where I volunteer. If I lived in a bigger apartment, Olive would have a sibling who was blind or cross-eyed or three-legged by now. So it’s no surprise that I’ve fallen in love with a […]

High School Daze

  I’ve been visiting my high school years via memory lane this month, due to two recent and random events. 1. I went to a DIY framing shop to frame some posters a few weeks ago—one of which I had been holding onto for 20 years. I was a member of my high school chorus, […]

Another Talent Gone Too Soon

  I’m still getting over the news about Philip Seymour Hoffman‘s death. I did a triple-take when I saw it on the news on Sunday. He was such a brilliant actor, one of my favorites. He was so talented and seemed to be a humble and unpretentious person. Also, whenever I read or heard something […]

The Scent of Lilacs

  On the way home from a doctor’s appointment the other day, I walked through the Arnold Arboretum. My path took me through the lilac collection. The lilacs were still in bloom and were beautiful. I stopped at random bushes to inhale the scent. The scent of lilacs means “home” to me. There were lilac […]

Another Senseless Tragedy

  I woke up on Christmas eve morning to the news of more senseless deaths at the hands of a crazy person with an assault weapon. About 10 miles from my hometown, an ex-convict set his house and car on fire to lure firefighters to the scene, in order to kill them. He killed a […]