A visit to view the cherry blossoms on Jeju Island turned out to be much more than a look at the flora of the island.
I won’t lie. It’s been a rough week. I totally underestimated the emotional impact of leaving my kids and those delicious grand babies. Expatriating has
I think that I was born reading – or pretending to read, anyhow. Both sets of my grandparents came from very humble backgrounds and all
This table has seen some pretty great times in its 42-year history with Mack and me. It was the first “real” piece of furniture that
In the past few years, many of my friends and most of my cousins have begun to have grand children. One of the primary topics
This is the time of year when thoughts turn to gardening. I love watching as the home and garden stores start to display the bounty
The more I know, the more I know that I don’t know! I have just returned from a trip to Italy with three other ladies.
https://www.flipsnack.com/AE5A55A7C6F/kennedy-s-letter.html My sister Kelly sent out a text to many of the women in her life, asking each of us to write a letter in
Back in 2008, I was invited to speak at an Early Childhood conference in Moscow, Russia. I drug my feet in answering the call because
After a delightful time yesterday, reconnecting and visiting and laughing with old teaching pals (who are great teachers), I was reminded of a story from
One month ago today, the world changed for my sisters and me, when Mop died. The word “orphan” seems silly to apply to a 60-something
My very favorite part in my very favorite book, To Kill a Mockingbird, is when Scout goes to first grade and it is discovered by
Even though I’m from Texas, it’s a rare treat to get to ride a horse. My dad was a horse-lover and I’ve loved the IDEA
I love the genre of memoir and find myself drawn to real stories of real people, even above the wonderful fiction that I so enjoy.
I am not a genius, but I am smart enough to know that my involvement with my grandchildren is based on gracious access granted by
We moved back to our “hometown” of Midlothian Texas about 18 months ago – 5 doors down from our grand babies. That wasn’t really the
Almost two years ago, our dear friends from the beach invited us to come along with them on an adventure that Marcel (76 years
Last week, Mack and I took a great road trip down a portion of Old
The role of grandparent is a fascinating one. While grandparents have always been an important part of family life, this generation of grandparents is designing
“True friends are always together in spirit.” (Anne Shirley) Thirty one years ago, I met a true friend. They are hard to come by, but
Daddy’s “good old dog,” Vincent died today. My heart is broken. Vincent had a good,long life. He was a great big pound puppy, who found
In our culture of achieving and acquiring more and more stuff and status and success, helping our children to recognize true abundance is one of
Dear Friends, Last weekend, I experienced one of the most joyful times of my life. We introduced our baby grandson, Coby, to the ocean for
There are a couple of things that you need to know about me to allow this story to make any sense. First, I’m pretty cheap.
I have fallen in love with a whole new genre – the graphic novel (for grown-ups). I went to a wonderful workshop on graphic novels
Along with my shortcomings in the housework department, I will have to confess that I’ve always been a pretty pitiful gardener as well. By the
The GRAND ADVENTURE begins. Don’t let those smiling faces fool you. I’ve already cried three times this morning. It will be fun, though…once I get
Thursday, I went on a tour of the DMZ (an interesting story for another day). On that tour were several members of the Los Angeles
It’s a dreary, rainy afternoon here in Seoul. I’ve been happy to sit at my hotel window overlooking the mountain and tower, having a chance
There’s nothing that I like much more than a great book. But a great book on a great trip…that’s magic! On my recent trip to