52 thoughts, faith, flotsam, there is something wrong with me

Braver than I am: the power of vulnerability

Every week this year, I’ve been opening notes from my sister – each one of 52 thoughts she sent me for Christmas. I open one each Sunday (provided I’m home to do it then), which is why – as most of my regular readers will have noticed – most Mondays Continue reading “Braver than I am: the power of vulnerability”

flotsam, reviews

New addiction: post-dinner perfection

TGI Friday's Salted Caramel Cake (image from TGI Friday's site)
TGI Friday’s Salted Caramel Cake (image from TGI Friday’s site)

If dessert is on the agenda (and it shouldn’t be, but occasionally is), I tend to prefer Chocolate. Or Tiramisu, obviously. Because HELLO? Chocolate is practically its own food group, and a well-made Tiramisu is practically a slice of heaven on earth. Continue reading “New addiction: post-dinner perfection”

52 thoughts, flotsam, roadtrips to new-where, travel, ups and downs


Panorama of St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Panorama of St. Louis, Missouri, United States (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One of my destinations along my way to “NEW-where”

My grand adventure to NEW-where continues to shape up. In total, the trip as planned requires 15 days, 14 nights, 8 hotels, 3 flights, 2 car rentals, and something over 2200 miles by car. And a partridge in a pear tree. Continue reading “Progress”