A Gift That Came Early

The holiday season is all about gifts. Whether you get gifts under the Christmas tree, or during the eight nights of Hanukkah, or the seven days of Kwanzaa, or celebrate the gift of light at the solstice, most of the holidays happening in December include gifts. This year I received a wondrous gift a little […]


dis·trac·tion dəˈstrakSH(ə)n/noun 1.  a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else. “the company found passenger travel a distraction from the main business of moving freight.” synonyms: diversion, interruption, disturbance, interference, hindrance   “a distraction from the real issues.” 2. extreme agitation of the mind or emotions.  “he knew she was nervous by her uncharacteristic air of distraction” synonyms: […]

The Most Difficult Thing About Pets

I was debating whether or not to write this post.  It is rather personal.  It’s also Mother’s Day, so I wasn’t sure if it was appropriate.  But it’s what I’ve thinking about, so I thought I would write it. As you may know, I lost my cat Oliver to small cell lymphoma and pancreatitis about six […]

Challenges, Cats, and Coming Home

So, I haven’t been here for a while.  The last couple of months have been extremely challenging for me on many different levels.  I was sick for the entire month of January (literally).  I fell trying to shovel my elderly mother out of her house and was laid up with a badly sprained ankle and […]

Cat Haiku

As I was shuffling through papers the other day, I happened upon the following examples of haiku poetry written from a cat’s point of view. I have no idea who wrote them, but my cat Eddie has taken to wearing a beret and insisting on being called “Francois”. Reach your own conclusions. For those who […]

Miscellaneous Pictures of Cats

Hooray!  The first draft of my book is finished!  But my writing frenzy sapped me of all creative energy.  Thus tonight I present you with miscellaneous pictures of my cats.  Because when you don’t know what to post, post pictures of cats. And away we go… 1.  Emily and Oliver as babies.  Emily has the […]