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Giving others a voice

Monday morning. It was my turn to lead our writers’ meeting. I opened with a devotion, which I titled “Giving others a voice.” Someone said to me, “You are a…

Everyone has a narrative

Pagosa is a beautiful place to live and has its own narrative. The story for most of us this summer is entertaining guests and staying very busy. We’ve had a…

Staying modern at a photo shoot

“We’ll use the vintage Corona typewriter. Grab that lace curtain off Grandma’s bedroom window. Take the sage green desk to the river and we’ll use that black wire chair with…

Hoarders and artists are not the same

I am sending a message to John: “I lost the bet. You can collect your money. Sweet Al has filled up my garage with all his junk. I told you…

All dressed up and somewhere to go

My Sweet Al and I were all dressed up. It was a summer social for our writers’ group. Of course, Whiskey followed. After chasing her down, Al tricked her into…

Entrusted with a creative child

Years ago someone said to me, “God entrusted you with this child because He knew He could trust you to raise him.” I remember thinking, “I don’t have the foggiest…

A cliffhanger : Hanging in the air with Sweet Al

“I was just trying to help and I didn’t mean to get in trouble,” My Sweet Al said to me. “I know,” I told him. “ I asked you to…

Not in my job description

My Sweet Al’s brother called. He barked orders to me. “Where’s Al?” “Gone.” “You need to get all of Al’s old cars out and sell them.” “They are Al’s cars,…

Remembering The Flower Man

We find comfort in old landmarks. We reference ourselves around people who leave their fingerprints on our lives and their footprints in our path. This week, I learned a word…

Big fun in close quarters

And, hot dog. We made it through another winter. I love being tucked away on a winter’s day and write to my heart’s content. But, I love summers even more…