Goodbye, Darling

I’d just packed my car and waved goodbye as I left for Seattle when one block away I realized I’d forgotten something.  Walking back into my bedroom, I found my mother furiously tearing off the wallpaper.  I’d been gone three whole minutes.   Unsure how to feel about my Mom’s zeal to redecorate and reclaim my … More Goodbye, Darling

Zucchini Bread

Growing up in Alaska, we were taught to keep our car doors locked in the summer, and it had nothing to do with thieves or kidnappers.  This special evasion training began early in childhood and was all about avoiding a neighbor’s dreaded gift of giant zucchini (if your doors were unlocked they could pile up … More Zucchini Bread

To Hail With It

Tuesday evening, I arrived home exhausted from a flurry of a day at the hospital when I noticed the garden gates flung wide open.  Gingerly limping on my aching feet (good old plantar fasciitis, the nemesis of nurses) to the garden, I was shocked to see shreds of plants strewn all over the ground.  My … More To Hail With It