Sheep Therapy

Okay, so here’s my solution: Let me back up to let you know what the problem is. We suddenly have a ton of cute and cuddly animals I don’t want to eat. My husband has been diagnosed with a weird form of arthritis that only seems to respond well to a strict vegan diet. Our…

8 Things I Learned From a Five Day Media Fast

To be honest, I can’t even remember what made me decide to take five days away from screen time. Maybe it was the binge watching of horse rescue videos I did over the holidays or the brain fog I was experiencing that left me with nothing but opinionated political commentary on my mind (none of…

What Do You Do In Your Spare Time?

We all live busy lives. I was a little too busy to write anything lately so instead you get a visual sneak peek into my last few days! On Sunday I broke out my old Civil War Reenacting gear for a book fair. The dress was a real hit — it’s what gave me the…

Sunday at Middlemay Farm

“To love our neighbors as ourselves means to see that we are worth loving, and those around us are too.” Jonathan Merritt   The Tenafly Road Series

NewYork & The Civil War

A Dead Civil War Soldier Waldo Potter was a cousin of mine who perished on the battlefield the day before Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. It was only the beginning of April and in Upstate New York where his family awaited news of his whereabouts the earth was still barren of color and cold….

“People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.” ― Peter F. Drucker

“Broadly speaking, as good as it feels to have a plan, it’s even more freeing to realize that nearly no misstep can destroy you. This gives you the courage to improvise and experiment.” Tim Ferriss Did you know about purple chickens? I didn’t until recently. I visualized having one. The very next day an ad…

5 Types of People You’ll Meet at Civil War Re-enactments

Whores, Thieves and Militants of the Civil War I may have mentioned before that I love men in uniform (I think because my father was in the army and then became a police officer but who cares? Men just look great in tailored outfits). So when my best friend’s husband suggested I come with him…

43 Literary Gardens

Gardens Change People! Gardens make us feel like gods. They change deserts to paradise. They open hearts seeking more to life than just survival. One day I was listless and unhappily married, the next found me hauling dirt ten blocks on the top of my children’s stroller. The view from the ground floor Brooklyn apartment…

Fiction: Stealing Salvation

Buck cupped Thankful’s wet cheeks in his hands. “Poor you, you’re as messed up as the rest of us Crenshaws, but I love you for it. Don’t cry, it’s all right. I’m so glad now that I’m here for you.” “Oh, Buck, it means so much to me that you don’t hate me. I’ve been…