Alice in watercolor by Carolyn Burns Bass

A Prayer for Grandchildren

Alex Tang, a Facebook friend I’ve never met, lives in faraway Malaysia, is a writer, a physician, a minister, and a wise man. He posted a prayer for his grandson that touched my heart this morning. I echo his wise words in sharing his prayer and dedicating it to my …

Summer Sands Remember Laguna Beach

Longing for Summer in California

Summer Sands Remember Summer dropping moment by moment to the base of a finite hourglass. Both of my children home together for the last time. Bittersweet. Summer sands remember joys of days long buried. Little hands dig moats protecting sandcastles and dreams. Friends and foes strut and snub on the …

Happy books new year

On to 2016

I didn’t spend New Year’s day writing. I didn’t make a list of resolutions, either. I spent the day with my dear …

Southwest Cucumber Salad

What do you do when you miss a couple of days at the vegetable garden and your cucumbers look like this? And …