It’s a Jungle, Not a Petting Zoo 1

It’s a Jungle, Not a Petting Zoo

It’s a Jungle, Not a Petting Zoo Our oldest daughter, Maggie, is in Costa Rica with her college friends. They went together to celebrate their graduation.  Also, to “play with sloths.” This has been a lifelong goal of Maggie’s. Maggie has walked a favored path.  She’s been swimming on the beaches of Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Spain. She’s wandered hills in Scottland, England, and Ireland.  She’s had Belgium waffles… in Belgium. Crème Brule under the Eiffel Tower, and horse meat …

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Me and My Stuff…

When we were moving back to the ranch, I got rid of a lot of stuff. I don’t like to move, although I am pretty much a pro. When I was growing up, my dad got transferred all over the country, and that man could pack a U-haul like a Cuban artisan can roll a cigar.  He defied every recommended safety notice and challenged the laws of physics. Volume, mass, weights, measures, space, and time were no obstacle for my …

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I am In Love with Another Woman

This will probably not reach the masses. I don’t care. If my words fall upon the heart of one… I have succeeded. I just left a house with broken spirits. Addicted spirits. Fighting spirits. Spirits… Who have given up on their life, their old life. Among those spirits is a young woman – whom I love.  Adore. I want her to succeed. I want her whole. I want her to be more than she even can fathom. I want her …

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Mind the Gap 

Several years ago my parents took my husband, myself and our, then, four children to the UK on vacation. During our wanderings we had opportunities to ride the underground subway system in London.  As the cars would come to a stop and passengers would load and unload a Bristish woman’s voice would come over a loud speaker and give instructions and warnings.     One of her warnings, a call to take note of the space between the deck and the …