Silence

So many people I know say they are disgusted by politics and refuse to watch or read the news. While I understand the sentiment and desire not to focus on the insanity that seems to be plaguing our government at the moment, isn’t that like an ostrich sticking...

Meet Axle

MEET AXLE Many of you have followed the saga of how my snaggle-toothed, orange kitty named Oscar escaped from my apartment, was rescued through the efforts of people across the country, and recently passed from congestive heart failure. None of the above begins to...

Saying Good-bye

The woman in the photo above is an amazing soul. I don’t say that lightly and I don’t mean it in a religious sense. I mean it in a playful, let’s-go-kick-some-butt sense. I mean it as a fellow traveler who admired how she made a conscious decision to...

Remembering Oscar

Remembering Oscar My dear precious Oscar is gone. It turns out he had advanced heart disease and a tumor. The vet said he was suffering and recommended he be put to sleep. He died in my arms held close and surrounded by love. If there is one thing I have taken away it...

The Mistify Girls

The story I’m about to share with you is true. It’s also a perfect illustration of why I cherish what I do. It was late January and still quite chilly when I arrived at South Elementary School in Mooresville, North Carolina. There I was enthusiastically welcomed by...