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THINGS I NO LONGER DO

Recently I have been writing about my early married life in this house, and the differences from the life I now live. I think every woman...

ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

November 22, 2022 I am reminded that today is ii fufu no hi (Good Spouses’ Day), a pun on the numbers 11.22. I am also reminded that next...

FOR MY HANDS

October 18 2022 Today is my 41st wedding anniversary. Those numbers do mount up. Who knows where, when and how we will be celebrating our...

I LOST TWO MOTHERS

On September 9, I got up early. To be honest, I had been awake since midnight, as usually happens when I have something to do very early...

FORGETFUL JONES

In the old Sesame Street cast of characters there was a cowboyish guy called Forgetful Jones, who was, you guessed it, forgetful. These...

WHAT DOES IT MATTER?

(I must add a caveat to this blog – some of the conclusions I have reached may be other than what you yourself think or feel. These are...

OUR BRAINS ARE BETTER

Happy Solstice, everyone! We in the Northern Hemisphere are now at the top of the Ferris wheel of the y ear. Midsummer… everything is...

I WISH YOU PEACE

I wish you peace, when the cold winds blow Warmed by the fire’s glow I wish you comfort in the lonely time Arms to hold you when you ache...

LISTENING

(The picture accompanying this blog is of one of my vegetable “cages”. I cultivate vegetables inside a cage in order to discourage animal...

PIONEERS

Photo courtesy of Ulena Switucha, circa 2009 (Happy Spring, everyone! Please check out the new photos on the website. I have now been...

THINKING ABOUT PROBLEMS

Hello friends, please forgive me for not writing in a while. Late winter is really hard for me to get through, so I have scheduled a lot...

A DAY IN THE LIFE (Winter)

Happy New Year 2022 to everyone who reads this blog, and to your families and loved ones. Please excuse the long silence. I have been a...

END OF YEAR THOUGHTS

I started out to write an article about online anger. How I feel when I “weigh in” to arguments on social media; I stay away from...

THE CATS UPDATE

By Julia Otowa and Rebecca Otowa Ok, so some of you may have been thinking, “How are those two cats, Boris and Daisy doing?” Well, I’m...

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