Naughty George living the high life

Now I understand why dogs aren't extinct. That joint venture with humans really paid off. P.S That black blob in front of the fire is Naughty George in case you were wondering.Annie (Lady M) x...more

I just made your line my quote on FB...Gave you full credit, however.

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What the Neighbor Girls Did

This is a post about loss and riches. About tears despite immense gratitude. And about the kind of love for neighbor that binds us all together.   But first, let me tell you a story of how four little girls made a grown woman cry. ...more

A friend on Twitter pointed me to your post, and I just wanted to reach out. I lost my house in ...more

Before the Weather Hits: How to Make Your Own Emergency Survival Kit

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tsunamis. Volcanic explosions. Floods. Tornadoes. Fire. Terrorist attack. There are any number of events that can turn your life into a fight for survival. You've got a better chance of winning that fight if you are prepared. ...more

Thanks so much for the post and all the tips. With the holidays around the corner, I am ...more

On Fire, Evacuating, and Being the Other People

Hurriedly packing bags, gathering important papers and pictures, and preparing kids and pets to leave home is not the way someone wants to spend their Sunday evening....more

Chadds Ford landmark restaurant, Jimmy Johns on Rt 202, famous for their hotdogs-- burned down this morning.

Benjamin Daymon's Tastes & Travels   Chadds Ford landmark restaurant, Jimmy Johns on Rt 202, famous for their hotdogs-- burned down this morning.

Dear God, I Still Don't Know!

I came across some notes I had scribbled when I was in grade Vll. I found this.   Dear God, You are weird. I don’t get you. You don’t add up. You are the Controller of the earth, the fire, the wind and the rain. You are manifested in the earth, the fire, the wind and the rain. You are the earth, the fire, the wind and the rain You have laws that we mortals should live by, but You make and break them at will....more

All That Matters: Women's Voices For Change

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Their hair smelled of woodsmoke, their fingers were sticky with marshmallow. Firelight danced and flickered on their faces as she made up a song about roasting marshmallows and he strategically added a few of them to the top of a log, so we could watch them swell to the size of baseballs and flame ...more

This is a gorgeous piece of writing. Haunting, it echoes of the sadness I see and read in so ...more

Let's Have S'More Fun!

Remember roasting marshmallows over the fire as a kid? Do you like your marshmallows slightly toasted or do you burn them to a blackened crisp? I’m a “slightly toasted” gal myself. My kids, however, compete to see who can keep their marshmallow burning the longest without it falling off the stick. And, they would ask, what is the point of roasting marshmallows if you don’t make s’mores? In fact, they wonder, what is the point of building a fire if ...more

It Merely Waits

Today I read the work of a poet who asked himself if his music was gone. Music is a bulb, big seed of a plant, which sometimes lies beneath the soil and snow of many long winters. Spring does come around again and again and all that is needed is one penetrating ray of the warm sun to tickle the bulb to life again. The music is not gone. It merely waits. The poet's questioning brought to mind a conversation initiated two years ago by my oldest daughter. Mom, you used to have so much fired inside you. What happened to that fire? ...more