May 25, 2013 in Pine Journal
This morning, I felt as dreary as the weather. I’d like to blame my mood on the rain, but that wouldn’t be right. As I pulled off my wet socks, it dawned on me.
It’s really more about puddles.
Rain falls from the sky. Water settles Continue Reading
May 18, 2013 in Pine Journal
“Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” Thomas Jefferson
May 11, 2013 in Pine Journal
I’ve been on the job for more than 21 years, without a day off for longevity, illness, endurance or good behavior. I’m not complaining. I wouldn’t want a day off. Not a whole day, anyway. Although I do appreciate 10 minutes under a hot shower within the solitary confines of my bathroom each morning.
May 4, 2013 in Pine Journal
It was a party 14 years in the making. Attendees included nine moms who met when our kids were in preschool. Now, we came together to anticipate and celebrate those same preschoolers’ high school graduations.
April 24, 2013 in Pine Journal
I used to be afraid.
I feared many things: snakes, spiders, (lions, tigers and bears), the dark, being alone, writing, people not liking me, war, a car wreck, strangers, the monster under my bed and bad things happening to good people to name just a few. Continue Reading
April 19, 2013 in Pine Journal
The older I get, the more I realize how much there’s yet to learn Continue Reading
April 13, 2013 in Pine Journal
Dirty little secrets. None of us are completely immune. We all have them pesky yet irresistible traits or habits or desires we try to hide from everyone except ourselves. Some of us even attempt to shield the truth from the person staring back Continue Reading
April 11, 2013 in Pine Journal
Dirty little secrets. None of us are completely immune. We all have them pesky yet irresistible traits or habits or desires we try to hide from everyone except ourselves. Continue Reading
April 6, 2013 in Pine Journal
For the last three years I’ve avoided holidays. Not the holidays in December. Every single holiday all 12 months of them. Continue Reading
March 30, 2013 in Pine Journal
The tiny word stayed out of the limelight and didn’t get a whole lot of attention until the pint-sized preposition made the transition from word to symbol and suddenly @ was the place to be.