Archives for 2012

When Did I Lose Control?

As I wandered around the house this weekend, I kept wondering when I’d lost control. Where did the control go? When did control run giggling manically into the night? I was doing so well. And then…I wasn’t. If you are one of the hardy few who read this blog, you may have noticed the downward […]


As I tottered around the Palatial Horvath Estate making preparations to confront Tropical Storm Sandy a/k/a Hurricane Sandy a/k/a “The Storm Of The Century” a/k/a FRANKENSTORM, I thought about labels. What if the storm hadn’t been called anything at all? What if all the weather forecasters had said was “It’s going to rain more than […]


It’s been a couple of weeks since I updated the blog – sorry about that. The Palatial Horvath Estate, although not on the coast, was in the direct path of Hurricane Sandy. I lost power on Monday night October 29th, and didn’t get it back until Friday night, November 2nd. The Horvath Family Manse, and […]

The Blogging Poem

I did not write a post today. I could not think of what to say. I did not write one in my car. I did not write one in my yard. Nor at my desk or at my table I could not write. I was not able. A good idea I could not find Inside […]

Happy Day

So, today is my birthday. It’s one of those “milestone” birthdays that you either try to ignore, or celebrate intensely to dull the pain. I’ve gone into a very thoughtful time approaching this birthday, and that’s good. Every once in a while it’s good to look at where you are and where you’re going. It’s […]

I Like Fall

It’s feeling pretty autumnal here at the Palatial Horvath Estate and that makes me happy. I really, really like Fall. The snap in the air, the lack of heat and humidity, the changing leaves, the pumpkins and apples, all of it. Yes, I feel a bit of melancholy as the wheel turns and the year […]