The Shoe Lady

Older women can teach us a lot if we just watch and listen. Sometimes they set out to teach a lesson, and sometimes it just happens. I’m pretty sure the Shoe Lady didn’t intend to instruct anybody in the fine art of shopping when she rolled out of bed that morning,...

A Morning Salutation

Fall officially arrives later this week, but I’m not quite finished with summer yet. Apparently, at least one other living thing isn’t either! The brown paper bag of pecans I gathered from a riverbank sat ignored on a shelf for months until, admitting to...

Rain Gypsies

It’s been a long dry summer for me, literally as well as creatively. After more than two months with no rain at all, the thunderstorm finally came this morning, and my first cup of coffee and I were on the back porch by 6:15. Half a cup later, I gave in to the...