Fortress

Last week was pretty busy. I’ve been keeping a low profile other than going out with friends Friday night and a visit to Portland this afternoon. Doing some resting and preparing for this next week, which will also be really crazy. I managed to give Norm a much needed haircut and now she looks all […]... Read More

Eider Ducks and Bostons

My name isn’t that common, especially not up here in Maine. A few years ago we got an intern application from a young lady with my name and, despite her many other qualifications, we joke that we only hire “Savannahs” to work in our group. After she joined us, I have gotten into the bad […]... Read More

Huffins and Puffins

Whew. This last week has been relatively productive even though I haven’t gotten finished cleaning my dining room table. Last week I decided to start a Couch to 5K program with one of my friends from work. We’re both pretty slow. It still doesn’t keep me from feeling super excited. I’ve been in some pain […]... Read More

Layering

“Love is giving someone the ability to destroy you, but trusting them not to.”    – Suzanne Wright We all layer every day. You may not think much of washing up then putting on clothes and  jackets before getting into your car. It’s all layers, really. We also layer ourselves mentally and emotionally in accordance […]... Read More

Sunday Funday

I am alive, just busy with life things. I have been doing a lot of thinking and sketching. And recovering. These songs have been frequently on my playlist lately and, since I often find that music better captures my feelings, I thought I’d drop them here until I can find my own words again. “There […]... Read More

Peh-CAHNS

While I’m working on whittling down my “30 before 30” list (which may just become a bucket list), I gave Norm a trim. She has had an emo haircut complete with eye-blocking side bangs for a few weeks now and was in desperate need of a beard trim. She kept getting snow chunks caught in […]... Read More

Banananana Bread and a Brontosaur

Update on Phase 3! It is no longer Phase 3! We have successfully made it to Phases 4 and 5, 4 being “Lookie! Lookie!” and 5 being a combination of “Awww” and “WTF is that?” (common sentiment I have with most newborns). Thus far, our experiment has yielded one blue alien creature, a lovely brown […]... Read More

Alien Eggs and a Gummy Bear Coma

Today was loads of entertainment, none of which had anything to do with the Superbowl. Squash and I went to get breakfast (eggs, ham, grits, ham, ham and delicious fried apples for me!) and then made a random visit to the Christmas Tree Shop (CTS) to observe their sundries. We were not disappointed today. Among our found […]... Read More

2015

“When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else.” – Iyanla Vanzant I typically start any new blog the same way, with an explanation of why I started it. Why I found it necessary to broadcast my thoughts into the ether. […]... Read More

Prompt # 1: What song was stuck in your head recently, and what were you doing at the time that made you think of it?

I was filtering a buffer today when this song randomly popped into my head. Normally, it’s the Cinemagic commercial jingle. Weird stuff indeed. None the less, I started singing it loudly at random intervals all afternoon when doing really mundane tasks, making my coworkers either laugh or raise their eyebrows.... Read More

What You Wanted

  So I lied. I meant to post again a month or so ago, but life happened. I have learned to forgive others for this, and, so too, I must forgive myself. In May my mother was diagnosed with cancer. I was away in Santa Barbara when I got the news, which made my trip […]... Read More

Spring Has Arrived

The snow has melted and the mud is starting to subside. Everything is growing and blooming in a great display of resilience after a cool winter. There are birds out singing, and, from my kitchen window, I can hear children playing in the neighborhoods nearby. Tomorrow, I leave for Santa Barbara, California for some training. […]... Read More

It’s (Almost) Spring!

So, I have been very web-silent on this site. Mostly all the hot parties I’ve been hitting up. Actually, I have been working on a big writing project in my new-found free time. It has been extremely challenging as well as rewarding. Rewarding in a personal sense, at least until I have others read it. […]... Read More

Observations

Hi all. I have been delaying a post here for awhile since I wanted it to be meaningful, and most of the last month has seen me trying to completely rework my life with a move to a new city and a new job. I’ve also been working on some other writing projects. In no […]... Read More