Community Quest

I won’t be wearing my sunglasses at the bus stop. With Sunday’s time reset, evening hits earlier. It’s the pause before the glitz and obligations of the holiday season. Home is where my husband, Stockton, and I live here in leafy Mayberry. But part of my heart gravitates to the original Mayberry in Pennsylvania where…

B 4 and After

My friend Lina demonstrates compassion, both as a nurse and a friend. She gives her time and money and heart to others in need. She’s the kind of friend who mails silly birthday cards every year. She knows which local events support community organizations. Spending time with her reminds you relationships matter. A recent Saturday…

Feet on the Street

Ideas pop into my head and if I don’t nurture them they evaporate. An idea that seems really great initially can fall apart without the needed follow thru. Whether it’s intentional or an oversight, ideas will always be coming and going in this mind. It’s all about sorting through the noise and deciding which ones…

On the Boat Again

It’s serene, the mountain air crisp. Calm blue waters reflect the morning sun. It’s not like the murky, mucky Chesapeake Bay I grew up with, this aquatic place feels uncommon. Few people recreate early, but they will appear soon enough in boats or on paddleboards and jet skis. We snap fit red life jackets and…

Of the Moment

Did you miss it? On the corner baby it’s cold outside, but the crowd will keep us warm. Buses rumble. Yellow taxis honk. The subway vibrates the ground. The aroma of roasted chestnuts floats past. Flashing marquees chase incessantly. People chatter, we hear a shout, a whistle and laughter. We’re paused on the curb, but…