Changing Landscapes

The bomb cyclone delayed us, but it didn’t stop us from traveling across the country. We would still make it with plenty of time for the wedding of a dear friend of my family.  My sister and I grew up with him and his brother, we swam on the swim team together, we graduated a…

A Handle on the Situation

I don’t mind going to the dentist, but Stockton does. To make sure we go regularly, I schedule our appointments at Mayberry Dental back-to-back. It’s another thing we do together. This time it was uneventful: cleanings, exams, no cavities. We grabbed bagel sandwiches from the market in Mayberry and returned to our station wagon. As…

Mayberry Morning

The sun was out. The dogs sniffed the air and began walking the streets of Mayberry with me. Songbirds called from the trees. We reached the second stop sign and the warm breeze felt great, but I turned us towards home. I sneezed twice and reached for my linen hankerchief. Hello, Allergies. Back at home,…

Meal Plan

What’s for dinner isn’t the easiest question to answer. Routine options go stale and I search for ideas on new food blogs. Recently I found one with Trader Joe recipes. You know I like TJs. So, I dictated a list on my Notes app and Stockton and I went to the store. The first set…