You Can Have All My Stuff If You Want It

You Can Have All My Stuff If You Want It

There’s so much stuff in my house. So. Much. Stuff. My husband freaks out a little bit when I get like this because, inevitably, when I slash and burn through my clutter, some of his things end up missing. I’m at the point now where this gorgeous old house is stuffed...
Leo’s Legacy and the Island of Misfit Toys

Leo’s Legacy and the Island of Misfit Toys

Life with Leo I was lucky enough to grow up with the kind of coach that could change your life. For the really talented swimmers, he literally changed their lives. Got them college scholarships, Olympic trials, coaching jobs…that sort of career trajectory. But for the...
When I Grow Up

When I Grow Up

What do you want to be when you grow up? I ask my kids that fairly periodically. Their answers make me laugh and they change nearly every time I ask. For now, here’s the latest polling: Dominic: Graphic artist Andrew: A marine biologist or a booger, depending on...
Kdrama Can’t Fix This

Kdrama Can’t Fix This

Holy balls, friends. I don’t know about you, but I woke up in one fuckin’ shit storm of a world. I apologize ahead of time to any readers who are Trump supporters for my wallowing…wait…no, I don’t. You’re a bunch of twats. Get the...
Trying out “World Watercolor Month”

Trying out “World Watercolor Month”

As far back as my brain can wander, my mother has always had some sort of paintbrush in her hand. Watercolors were her favorite medium and while our styles are drastically different (I prefer illustration to her still life style), the pans, the water, and the brushes...

Finding “Purple” in Bellows Falls

It was pretty simple. I gave myself 20 minutes to find FIVE different shades of purple while wandering in downtown Bellows Falls. I found mauve, violet and every shade in between. Purple Number One: I hit the motherlode here. This is one of the paintings on display at...