Golden Gardens

On the last day of school last Friday, the kids from my daughter’s school went to Golden Gardens Park to play at the beach. I brought my watercolors and my little pack of watercolor postcards, and tried to paint a wee little landscape. It isn’t great art, but […]

A week ago, my friend died.

Today is Friday, June 10th. Honora died on Friday, June 3rd. And it was Friday, September 4th of last year, a warm and sunny fall day, when she called to tell me that she’d just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I know this because I wrote it down in […]

Creep, on the ukulele (for altos)

You know, that Radiohead song, that ukulele players can’t get enough of (thanks, Ingrid). I just learned how to chunk today, and I just got down the strumming and chord progression, and if I try to even hum along at this point, the whole thing falls apart. But […]

May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

I found out this morning that today is International Awareness Day for fibromyalgia and other pain conditions. I don’t write enough about having fibro, and today I’m going to change that. There’s a simple reason why I haven’t written about it: I’ve been hoping it would go away, […]

My first outboard class

A couple weeks ago I attended a class on outboard engine maintenance, and I’ve been meaning to write a post about it ever since, but I’ve forgotten so much of what I learned! Still, I want to write about the experience, especially for other women out there who […]