Category Archives: autumn

Back to the cabin in my head…

I haven’t visited the cabin in my head recently.  Today is a good day for it as the weather here is gloomy, blustery and showery.  Things are hopping at the cabin.  The front steps are decorated with plump mums and … Continue reading

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Finally!

It’s a shame I’m not writing much, but that’s life.  The other day, while strolling through Pinterest, I came across a quote that makes so much sense to me.  It says, “It’s like I’m homesick for a place that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Many chapters to go!

The last few months have been exceedingly busy.  I haven’t settled into a post-retirement routine yet.  Tomorrow heralds a bittersweet event-an Open House for my residence of the last 13 1/2 years.  As someone who isn’t good about letting go … Continue reading

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A loaf of bread, a wheel of brie and thee…

This is Meg Riley’s interpretation of the famous line, “A loaf of bread, a jug of wine-and thou” from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.  Meg is well educated but shuns traditional literature in favor of her own thoughts.  In preparation for … Continue reading

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Summer’s swan song

My last day at the lake for the summer is always bittersweet.  I’m so thankful for the ability to rent there for the whole summer and grateful for the time I’m able to spend there.  However, it also means my … Continue reading

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My main character, Meg Riley, loves autumn because…

The changing season gets Meg thinking of romantic walks down country lanes awash in the cheerful colors of the changing leaves.  Back in her lakeside home, he builds a fire in the large stone fireplace where, if one looks closely, … Continue reading

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The moon: super, full, new, blue or otherwise…

 As a teenager I decorated my bedroom with posters.  I had two favorites:  one of Stan Smith in mid-serve, the other a picture of the moon behind some clouds with a quote superimposed.  I’d stare for periods of time at … Continue reading

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Living in the Northeast

I try to remind myself often to take time to “smell the roses.”  As an observant person  I do this well most of the time but then it sometimes gets lost when the everyday stress takes over.  The other morning, … Continue reading

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Basking in Fortune’s smile…

Unlike last weekend here in the great Northeast, it’s a beautiful fall day.  The sky is a watery blue, the sun is out, the air is cool and crisp.  There was “frost on the pumpkin” this morning and when I … Continue reading

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The reality of a full-time job…

It was two weeks ago yesterday that I last dipped a toe into the lake.  What has transpired in those two weeks makes me weary just thinking back on it.  The events are all positive but have occurred at breakneck … Continue reading

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