Evolving Easter Baskets

I just realized only eleven days until Easter — March 31st.  It’s early this year.  I’m wondering if kids ever outgrow Easter baskets, specifically my kids, who are no longer “kids” but four big, tall young men — 17, 22, 24 and 27.  When the boys were little, it was easy to add action figures […]

Welcome to Hospice

My father doesn’t like it here.  It’s a very nice place with a big beautiful kitchen and french doors in every bedroom that open to a private patio so the fresh air and sunlight can stream through.  There are 2 sitting areas for families, one with books and magazines and the other with a T.V., […]


It’s Monday and the start of a brand new week.  For my family, this is a very sad week.  My father was moved to Hospice yesterday with Stage 4 cancer, a dreadful and insidious disease that is slowly and painfully taking him away from us.  Actually, it moved very quickly in destroying his body once […]

This is it!

Yes, this is it!  My very first book fair with Alphabet Anatomy.  Not only a fair, but a “festival” — the Tucson Festival of Books — a celebration!  And when it comes to books, there are certainly a lot of things to celebrate.   Books educate and entertain us, take us to far-off magical places, […]