A Thanksgiving sunset over Lake Harriet

A Thanksgiving sunset over Lake Harriet

The sun set brilliantly over Lake Harriet yesterday as we took a brisk post-meal, pre-dessert walk. I am grateful for beautiful sunsets and people who appreciate them as much as I do. I am also grateful for a quirky daughter who set brilliantly the dinner table in her Minnesota apartment with astonishingly delicious, mostly foraged [...]

The First Snow

The First Snow

I am not always a fan of firsts. First day of school? I was the mother thinking, "Yes, you look adorable lugging that crisp oversized backpack on your tiny shoulders and looking at me with that big missing-tooth smile, but wouldn't you like to stay home with me a few more years? I can teach [...]

Pennies from heaven

Pennies from heaven

I pulled out my winter coat yesterday and discovered a familiar surprise. My hand brushed against it as I rooted around my pocket for a glove. It had been eight months since I'd worn that coat so I was kind of curious what I'd find. To-do list? Receipt? Thank-you note I'd forgotten to mail? Happily, [...]