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And Boom! Just like that, GK#1 is 6 months old!

And Boom! Just like that, GK#1 is 6 months old!

Glover Gardens was bestowed the gift of a grandchild earlier this year. We’re calling him GK#1 here in the blog, perhaps to be followed by GK#2, GK#3, etc.

Just Connect, Just Love, Just Accept, Just Listen

Just Connect, Just Love, Just Accept, Just Listen

Sometimes, people die because they feel “less than”; they die because they think they’re alone. They think they’re the only ones crying in the night, because they’re crying alone and don’t feel safe enough to talk about it. We. Have. To Talk. About. It.

Children Make Their Own 5-Minute Throwdown Apple Appetizer from a Description of “The Formula”

Children Make Their Own 5-Minute Throwdown Apple Appetizer from a Description of “The Formula”

Smart children prove the concept of knowledge transfer on the 5-minute appetizer formula.

A Savory-Sweet Apple Appetizer, and a Formula for the 5-Minute Appetizer

A Savory-Sweet Apple Appetizer, and a Formula for the 5-Minute Appetizer

This is a story about how a gift of homemade jelly made its way into an appetizer, and a formula / template recipe for throwing together a 5-minute appetizer.

3 Haiku: Yesterday and Tomorrow – and What About Today?

3 Haiku: Yesterday and Tomorrow – and What About Today?

Talk of poems and prayers and promises and things that we believe in;
How sweet it is to love someone, how right it is to care;
How long it’s been since yesterday and what about tomorrow?
What about our dreams and all the memories we share?

Poem for Loved Ones Who Are Hurting

Poem for Loved Ones Who Are Hurting

A poem for people you love who are in pain.

Rest in Peace, James (Jimmy) Edington – We are Here for Noemi

Rest in Peace, James (Jimmy) Edington – We are Here for Noemi

Along with my Sister-in-Love, we are grieving the loss of Jimmy Edington.

Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari

Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari

These images are from a photo safari I undertook this week in Jefferson, Colorado, in between intense empathy and hand-wringing.

Dandelion Meditations (and a haiku)

Dandelion Meditations (and a haiku)

I’m fascinated by the dandelion; such a temporal thing it is. Transient, and yet tenacious, it grows, blooms, morphs, and flies away, above the fray, to plant seeds (and a new life) somewhere else.

Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part 5: The Bar will be Open

Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part 5: The Bar will be Open

A tiny bar below the stairs has been the source of fun but has also put the messy pantry on display.

Comforting Words on Labor Day for All That Labor and are Heavy-laden

Comforting Words on Labor Day for All That Labor and are Heavy-laden

Today, on Labor Day, I’m thinking of the many people I know who are laboring or heavy-laden, and I pray for them to find respite, peace, healing, comfort and support.

Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part 4: Parting Words and the Start of the Demo

Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part 4: Parting Words and the Start of the Demo

I had a little fun after the first day of demo on Thursday. Join me in the kitchen as we say a last goodbye.

Goodbye Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part 3: We Had Some Good Times

Goodbye Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part 3: We Had Some Good Times

I won’t miss the pink tile or the tight spaces, but I wouldn’t trade the memories we’ve made here in this galley kitchen for anything.

Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part Two: Spice It Up!

Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part Two: Spice It Up!

We continue to prepare for “the siege” (our kitchen remodel) at Glover Gardens and I’m packing up the pantry today.

Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part One

Goodbye, Pink-Tiled Galley Kitchen, Part One

The kitchen at Glover Gardens is about to be dismantled and remade into something that fits our lives far better than its galley-shaped, 1990s-pink-countered, pickled wood-cabineted, white ceramic-tiled current self.

“i KNOW i’m not alone. none of us are.”

“i KNOW i’m not alone. none of us are.”

Combining an acknowledgement that there are way too may good reasons to be cynical right now with a reminder that the world still has great things to offer us.

A Pandemic Lament (in free verse)

A Pandemic Lament (in free verse)

Do you struggle? Do you have a lament? The footprint of the pandemic is everywhere.

Norwegian Hospitality: A Viking Steak Dinner in a Park-Like Setting

Norwegian Hospitality: A Viking Steak Dinner in a Park-Like Setting

Tom-Erik and his wife Anne-Grethe ooze gracious Norwegian hospitality, making you feel as welcome and easy as a summer sunset at their home in Kongsberg.

Wisdom from Justin the Artist at 22

Wisdom from Justin the Artist at 22

Sharing the wisdom of the young artist who created the Glover Gardens logo.

One Hombre is No More: Goodbye and Thanks for the Memories to Dusty Hill of ZZ Top

One Hombre is No More: Goodbye and Thanks for the Memories to Dusty Hill of ZZ Top

Remembering Dusty Hill and how he and ZZ Top were part of my childhood.


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