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Inspired by the wild wood of my childhood.

Several years ago, I was delighted to be asked by a friend to create a painting based on a woodland scene, for her husband’s birthday. 548 more words


Memory: before

by Chuck Howe

The rain hitting the snow covered ground caused an impenetrable fog. Looking out of the window, Gavin could barely see the house across the street. 742 more words


Clear-That Fear (108)

Tis the season-
To practice changing those negative words for a good reason.



Clear-That Fear (109)

Less seen-

Of that panic and anxiety in 2015.




This movie was a feat. 12 years of filming with the same cast. One scene per year. And it connected still! It made sense and as I sat on the couch watching it with a cluster of close friends, we screamed and shrieked at all of the accuracies woven throughout. 254 more words


Bakelite bagatelle

Christmas is nearly upon us. It’s the season for games to appear and in our household we are not short of them. One of them is the game bagatelle – the sort of basic pinball where you push a ball up a slot onto a sloping table which is well equipped with pots to catch the ball (to score points) and nails for it to bounce off. 118 more words