Dinner The downtown area was once the entry of the many settlers who travelled up the river to trade goods. Those who made the decision to live in the land known as the last frontier were considered to be folks of the heartier kind ready for the adventure that life would throw at them. The … Continue reading The Year The Aurora Met The Sun: Chapter 2 (continued)..
Truth 1: no one ever realized that the state of Alaska was sitting on a gold mine that didn't include gold. I was told at a peony class I sat in that a few scientists from Europe had visited Fairbanks, Alaska, and during that visit they had mentioned to some agriculturalist that Alaska was … Continue reading Ma Vie En Rose: Peony Loyalist
I appreciate a good morning. Most especially when the daily drive to work is greeted with a beautiful sky. I took this photo yesterday (March 8th) soon after I dropped my daughter off to school, and I had the International Women's Day on my mind. There were some news yesterday morning about the travesty … Continue reading Morning Drive
The saying goes that "if you are not changing, you are dying." I take it that this must means that a person must continue to strive for change--whether it is a physical change for the better, a philosophical perspective kind of change, a spiritual change--whatever it may be--it's change, right? There are those of … Continue reading Cruelty
Sunset on New Year’s Eve In life, there’s a tendency to always long for something. Many of us can’t decipher what that may be. Sometimes we long for a life free of sadness and despair. Some of us long for wealth through some kind of luck bestowed upon us. There are those of us … Continue reading Sunset on New Year’s Eve
This one is dedicated to my BFF who told me to do exactly what I want to do. So, I gave birth to this short essay. December 24, 2017: Christmas Eve Morning The last time I spent Christmas in Hawaii, I was 12 years old. My family and I lived in Kailua with my aunt … Continue reading Sunrise on a Christmas Eve
The Midnight Sun in June: Brunch, and Dinner Collide Brunch In the middle of the birch wood trees and beneath the glorious summer sun stood Joe as he looked at his youngest sister. He smiled. Gwyn stood still and wanted to freeze the moment before her. Her older brother had changed. When she … Continue reading The Year The Aurora Met The Sun: Chapter 2
CHAPTER ONE In The Beginning Nina My brother, the middle child, was sitting in front of me. A picture of a man in perfect health. His dark blonde hair was wavy and a hint of gray had started to surface at his temples. He smiled at me, perhaps mocking my reaction, one that he … Continue reading The Year The Aurora Met The Sun: A Novel
Nowhere. Somewhere begins nowhere. It is nowhere that we find ourselves asking where to go next? Where to go from here? Our lives depend on where we are at the exact moment in time and it is where we define ourselves. My nowhere is here. At a pinnacle in my life that I find often … Continue reading Beginning.
The scene sets the background for every story. In "Samsara," I chose Alaska as one of the locations for the many scenes that I've written. Beneath the cold of winter months, and warmth of the summer under the Midnight Sun--is a beauty hidden from the world. Many people come to Alaska for the outdoor adventure … Continue reading Scene..