Tag: collage


Fears I don’t have: spiders the dark idle threats Fears that I do: failure not trying regrets I made the collage at the top for last year’s A-to-Z Challenge. The background is from Ezra Jack Keats’ Over in the Meadow. The child is from… Continue Reading “Fears”

Mail a Smile

This morning I stared at the screen. I had zero inspiration. Inspiration is such a funny thing — feast or famine. But I haven’t missed a day this year. At least, I don’t think I have. Then, I saw Eva’s post on Hawwa’s Mail… Continue Reading “Mail a Smile”

A-to-Z Retrospective

This was my third year participating in April’s A-to-Z Challenge. In 2015, I posted mostly about a trip to Laity Lodge in Texas, and, in 2016, I wrote mostly about caring for my aging parents. I say “mostly” for both of those because I… Continue Reading “A-to-Z Retrospective”

Z is for Zaengle

At Christmas I made place-cards for everyone. They stood on little easels at the table. They were place-cards without names, just funny little pictures that made me think of each person. Each member of the family is unique — just like everyone else. I wish I… Continue Reading “Z is for Zaengle”

Y is for You

“Friendship… is born at that moment when one man says to another, What? You too! I thought that no one but myself…” (C. S. Lewis, The Four Loves) Background from Catch Me, Catch Me! A Thomas the Tank Engine Story. illustrated by Owain Bell The two girls, I’m… Continue Reading “Y is for You”

X is for “eXcuse me!”

“Excuse me. Do you need a hand?” Yesterday, the baby-faced checker turned around and offered his help to the woman at the register behind him. She was in one of those scooter carts and couldn’t reach the groceries in its basket. Obviously people had… Continue Reading “X is for “eXcuse me!””

W is for Wait

Whoa! Hold on! We just wandered in here from another book! There should be a solemn pause before we rush to judgment. Thomas Erskine Knight from Saint George and the Dragon, retold by Margaret Hodges and illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman Railroad workers from Catch Me,… Continue Reading “W is for Wait”

V is for Vocabulary

Even though they were very wise, the owls had a limited vocabulary. I often walk into the living room these days and find my father with the dictionary in his lap. He still does word puzzles — the daily Jumble and crossword — every day,… Continue Reading “V is for Vocabulary”

U is for Unknown

Sometimes I wish I knew what lay ahead — What will each new tomorrow bring my way? Why must I always feel so in the dark? Or, at the very least, so in the gray? But, if, one day walking, I should chance To… Continue Reading “U is for Unknown”

T is for Thinking

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor. ~Victor Hugo I begin and end each day lost in thought, although I think Hugo more aptly describes is as “absorbed in… Continue Reading “T is for Thinking”