Gardener, writer, writer, gardener, not always in the same order.

I was a gardener long before I became a writer, and it's still one of my passions. It's why you haven't heard much from me lately--when the nice weather beckons me to the garden, I go. Last year, I wrote about the deer that wreaked havoc on all my hard work (in the garden, not… Continue reading Gardener, writer, writer, gardener, not always in the same order.

When in need, a friend beats technology.

Today, I'm expanding my writing world by attending a session of the New York State Writers Institute to hear Cokie Roberts, illustrious journalist and broadcaster, speak on Writing about Women's History. The only women's history I plan to write about is my own, but I'm happy for the opportunity to connect with other writers. If… Continue reading When in need, a friend beats technology.

The dumb end of a tape measure. A life lesson in patience.

As I’m transferring my blogs from The Well Nested Life to this site, I’m providing updates as needed. This one has a funny story I’ve been waiting to tell. About a year ago, I wrote a blog threatening to demand payback from my husband for all the times I “held the dumb end of a… Continue reading The dumb end of a tape measure. A life lesson in patience.