june 27, 2019

“Remember to take care of yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup.” ~ Unknown     Met some of my gal pals – Jeanne Marie, Erin, and Deb – for an evening of readings at Apollo Pizza in Richmond. Silas House closed down the evening with a beautiful story about fishing with his aunt Sis whom he has written about many times. We also had the opportunity to hear

july 3, 2017

“Be like a tree, let the dead leaves drop.” ~ Rumi     Remember I said that I had the chance to meet new friends and visit with old friends at Erin’s book release party? I also had the pleasure of watching other friends meet and start their own friendships. Take Harriette Swart and Silas House for instance. It is a beautiful thing to watch two kind, conscientious souls meet

march 26, 2016

“It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts.” ~ Robert H. Schuller     Meet Sharon Ruble. We go way back to the days when her band – Reel World String Band – was several years into carving their place in history as stellar musicians and activists. In 1985, I joined a little band called Radio Cafe (later known as Stealin Horses) with

december 22, 2015

“Fear has two meanings: ‘Forget everything and run’ or ‘Face everything and rise.’ The choice is yours.” ~ Zig Ziglar     Erin Chandler had a gathering to say goodbye to 2015, welcome 2016, and bring together a few family and friends for laughs, food, and music. Indeed, we had all of that and more. Some of us met for the first time. Others of us knew one another from various and sundry