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Growing up with Grandma

I love hearing about her life and telling her about mine, including aspirations and struggles. She tells her point of view and relates to me, using old clichés and jokes to get her point across. Grandma is 86 now; and every time I see her, I cherish her wisdom and our memories together even more.

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Advice

Even good advice can't always stop bad things from happening.

Taproot Theatre’s production of “Bright Star” Filled with Great Bluegrass Songs, Excellent Singing & Dancing

Taproot Theatre’s production of “Bright Star” Filled with Great Bluegrass Songs, Excellent Singing & Dancing

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So many things to do with zucchini

There are so many things you can do with zucchini. The options are limitless.

Our Island

"...island beach retreat."

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River Cruise showcases Chicago's gems

Ah, Chicago! Famous for its colorful history, vibrant culture, sports teams, food, and yes, climate, this Midwest hub is a magnet for visitors. Chicago is also an architectural mecca and one of the best ways to appreciate this exciting landscape is via a Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady.

“Heaven to Me”

"I can sleep on my stomach, without a sound"

Love Stories--of all kinds

Write about your stories of loving relationships.

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Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s “Princess Ida” Sparkles & Shines

Seattle Gilbert & Sullivan Society’s “Princess Ida” Sparkles & Shines

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Can Can Cabaret’s “The Legend of El Dorado” Is Just Plain Adult Fun

Can Can Cabaret’s “The Legend of El Dorado” Is Just Plain Adult Fun

The Lake

For my late father, Arvol Zschomler

Cat Size Bed

"I miss your soft fur"

CELEBRATION

A lonely 4th of July

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Berry Good Desserts

The Pacific Northwest is overflowing with places to find fresh, local berries. Just take a drive up near Bellingham, and see miles of raspberries; south of there near Marysville are hundreds of acres of strawberry fields.

Colorado Springs offers endless adventure

I’m a sucker for a room with a view. It doesn’t matter if it’s water, mountains or a cityscape. I’m not picky. But, some views deserve extra special recognition, like the one at The Garden of the Gods Resort and Club in Colorado Springs.