My sister and I were lucky to see 6 or more eagles flying around Moorecroft Park last week. They fly so fast! Hard to get them in focus. Here are some of the better shots!

I love documentary film. I’ve been planning to write a post about some of my favorites. One I watched recently was particularly inspiring. The True Cost is about the dangerous trend of “fast fashion”. You probably remember hearing about the garment factory that collapsed in Bangladesh in 2013…1,130 people died. Over one thousand people. They were Read More →

Yesterday, a volunteer from the rescue I’m hoping to foster with here on the Island came to do a home visit! He walked around the yard, checked out the house, and asked a bunch of questions. Lucy was on her best behavior and charmed him like I never could! It went well. I was happy Read More →

Fostering rescued dogs is one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. Actually, it might be at the top of the list. It checks pretty much all of the fulfillment boxes for me. I really really really really really really love dogs. It’s charitable. I’m helping lost, innocent animals that can’t help themselves. I’m Read More →

I’ve always been creative, but aside from my unbridled childhood years, I’ve been reluctant – almost afraid – to pursue these interests. As I mentioned in my entry about pursuing passions, I’ve finally started painting again. I find it therapeutic – meditative even – and personally rewarding as I see myself improving the more I Read More →

Does this question terrify you, too? It has always made me uncomfortable when people ask me the question: what is your passion? Ok, maybe a little more than uncomfortable. More like…stomach-flippy, dry-mouthed, sweaty-palmed, shame-filled, instantly-awkward-and-desperate-for-a-fire-alarm-to-go-off… Why? First, because I don’t know how to answer it. Then, it sends me into a spiral of the above-mentioned Read More →

Guys, I made my best lentil soup yet! This started with a recipe I found years ago: Turkish Red Lentil Soup with Sumac from I’ve made it a few times with various modifications over the years, mainly because Sumac isn’t super easy to find. I tried a couple of new tweaks last night because Kaelin said Read More →