Grateful Hearts

Thanksgiving is a season of gathering gratitude, spreading it feast-fashion around a table to be shared with family and friends…as well as the groaning table of festive foods that takes days to prepare and minutes to consume. It’s one of my favorite meals to cook. And one of my favorites to eat. But . . . → Read More: Grateful Hearts

By Design

Some things happen by design. Other things happen with the most sublime serendipity…even if there was a certain lightly sketched design for the day. An art day hosted by my friend Susan at her home last Saturday. Ten to four. Bring what ever you want to work on. Spend the day making art. . . . → Read More: By Design


Some weeks the artwork at the Lighthouse is all about art. Some weeks it all about work. This last week it was the latter as the ladies created the masks they wear so that others wouldn’t know how they really feel inside. Christina’s image was classic – parted bright red lips revealing ambiguous . . . → Read More: Work


One of our grandsons turned eleven on Monday. And there was lots of celebrating to be sure. But we also celebrate another day in mid-June each year – Nate’s Gotcha Day – the day he arrived from Korea in the arms of an escort who accompanied him from his US port of entry . . . → Read More: Nate