How A Patch Of Buffalo Grass Evokes Enchanting Images

Its been forty-five days since the snows have begunI stare at the fire and long for the sunAs the bitter winds blow through the mouth of the passI sit here and dream of the Buffalo grass The Buffalo Grass – First stanza, Chris LeDoux There is a patch of buffalo grass in the front yard […]

A Timely Rendezvous With A Dear Old Friend

 “The wind taught me never to forget old friends, by blowing them back to me.”― Michael Bassey Johnson This past week I was able to meet and visit an old friend.  Our rendezvous was to be at the local airport and as I approached our meeting point, there she was, just as stately and elegant as […]

What A Strange Set Of Popular 2022 Posts!

Don’t waste your time in anger, regrets, worries, and grudges. Life is too short to be unhappy. –Roy T. Bennett   In my end of 2022 blog post, I said I was feeling rather “Blah” about 2022.  As I reviewed the year, I could see it had not been as “blah” as I felt, but […]

Heartwarming Reflections On 2022 To Empower 2023

“Celebrate endings — for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie As I contemplated writing about this past year, a heartwarming reflection was not what came to mind.  To be honest about how I FELT about his year, was “blah”.  However, as I looked back at the year objectively, I see my feelings need […]

An Awesome Example Of A Story Rescue – Fearful Shepherds

Story Rescue:  “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”- Neil Gaiman The rescue story of the nativity would be incomplete without the shepherds “keeping watch over […]

Where Haunting Echoes Of Joyful Celtic Roots Reside – The Wexford Carol

Within a manger he was laidAnd by his side the virgin maidAttending on the Lord of LifeWho came on earth to end all strife. – The Wexford Carol, Third Stanza Last year as my husband and I enjoyed our Christmas dinner in our dining room at Maison Steinbuchel, we were listening to the Celtic music […]

Three Simple Reasons I Still Embrace Christmas Traditions

I intend to keep writing Christmas songs. There’s still a lot more about Christmas that can be captured and feel like old-time Christmas.  A lot of Christmas traditions haven’t been explained in song.  –  Clint Black December at our house is one long celebration to embrace Christmas.  On my side of the family, it kicks […]

Significant Fresh Progress On The Improved Sturdy Biplane Wings

The Chapter 88 EAA Biplane Project is entering new territory with biplane wings.  The two upper wings are complete minus covering and the upper center section is almost reassembled!  Staging is now underway for the two lower wings for which Daddy had the materials but had not yet begun.  The ribs are complete, hardware prepped […]

How A Long Colorful Road Trip, A Civil War Book Launch, And Family Relate

As long as autumn lasts, I shall not have hands, canvas and colors enough to paint the beautiful things I see. — Vincent Van Gogh When one thinks of the upper Midwest, the American Civil War does not immediately come to mind.  However, a few weeks ago, we embarked on a five day road trip that […]