Changing Seasons in the Kitchen: Dealing with Summer Heat

The other day, a glossy yellow leaf swirled to the ground as I trudged through my neighborhood in hot, steaming north Florida. I sighed as I stepped over hard magnolia seed pods littering the road. And, for a split second, I thought of the change of seasons, of how they used to mark my years, … More Changing Seasons in the Kitchen: Dealing with Summer Heat

In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Day 8

 “He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche Many years ago, I read Viktor Frankl’s stupendous book, Man’s Search for Meaning. It is one of the thousands of books that I’ve read over my lifetime that has truly stayed with me.   A psychotherapist, Frankl tells his own … More In a State of Siege: Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Day 8

Pumping Sunshine: Susie H. Baxter’s Rural North Florida Childhood

Memory, fickle memory. To recall the long-ago past becomes a journey into a place where truth flits behind trees or ducks into closets, an exhausting game of hide-and-seek where no player easily becomes “It.” Do you remember going to the Saturday afternoon movies when you were a kid? How you got so engrossed in the … More Pumping Sunshine: Susie H. Baxter’s Rural North Florida Childhood