The Face of Pain

So I am up enjoying my morning coffee, when I turn on the telly to see Margaret Brennan interviewing The Man…Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky. My gut reaction? What a fantastic forest green dress Brennan is wearing. Then, as I watched the man describing what is happening in his country, and how, with the U.S. leadingContinue reading “The Face of Pain”


Being a Michelin-starred chef requires details like you can’t believe. How about breaking down a complete steer and have less than 10% waste when you are done? How about planning out a wedding for two-hundred guests? How about executing a champagne brunch for 500? I really enjoyed planning weddings because our clientele never seemed toContinue reading “Details”

Keeping Promises

AS I PROMISED on Monday’s blog, I have started the first thousand words of my book. Keeping promises is a big deal to me. I guess that is why I don’t make many. But the ones I do, you can take it to the bank that I will come through. Once someone breaks a promiseContinue reading “Keeping Promises”

Moving Right Along

The Domestic Despot just kicked my chair, almost knocking me over. All I said was “Is there anything hotter than a Ukrainian woman with bright red lipstick holding an AK-47?” Evidently I’m sexist. I’m playing an open mic tonight at the Lucky Star Brewery again. The lady I referred to in a previous post calledContinue reading “Moving Right Along”


In your sea-green feline eyes In the perfume on your graceful neck In the sweet caress of Faith and Safety. From all not you Two souls in flames. Streaking A frozen crystal alpine lake Hot cheeks touching Snow melting And you never even told me your name. Lost. ***** Happy Friday one and all. ThankContinue reading “Lost”


We are cooling off in Prescott so I will take off the next few days and resume with my musical post for Monday. I am now up to 99 followers so if you are the 100th, I will mail you a signed free copy of my book Emotions: Not your Mama’s ABC’s. Please send meContinue reading “AWOL”


Firstly, my audio reading of my book Emotions: Not your Mama’s ABC’s!: Secondly, check out the prologue of my novel If Only. You’ll be amused and surprised at how the planet would look like If Only… The Earth was still an embryo. Ah stirred awake in the morning mist which had begun to creep intoContinue reading “Prologue”

What the World Needs Now

I know, I know; I’m supposed to say Love Sweet Love, and that is something we always need, but I don’t think it is what the world needs right now.  In the words of badass rocker Bob Seger Turn the Page. I was taught by my parents to accept losses gracefully; to acknowledge that youContinue reading “What the World Needs Now”