Shy Glances

From across the little bookshop, she saw him shyly glance her way. It was another dull Tuesday night and again she had found herself at the bookshop. Christmas music played softly in the background and lights twinkled festively in the display window. A new book had caught her attention and she was already thumbing through … Continue reading Shy Glances

the good, the bad, and the ugly of the holidays

The idea for this post came from my cousin, Jen. Her suggestion came at a time when I was running out of ideas, so she saved me from writer's block and/or writing about something lame. Thanks, Jen! She might guest-write a post for me one of these days, so be sure to check back! The … Continue reading the good, the bad, and the ugly of the holidays

Making Memories

Isn't it interesting how memories are made? Sometimes, you make them intentionally. This could be done with taking part in traditions or attending special events. Sometimes, they happen out of life's circumstances and seemingly random events. There are happy memories, such as graduating from college. There are sad memories, such as a loved one passing … Continue reading Making Memories

Street Markets

Summer always seems to be the best time to visit a farmer's market or other outdoor/street market. There's so much fresh, summer produce! Ripe tomatoes, juicy blueberries, crunchy cucumbers. There are fragrant bouquets of flowers. There are hand-crafted items made by skilled artisans. There are delicious cheeses, golden honeys, fun jewelry, homemade soaps, hand-carved wooden … Continue reading Street Markets

Cairns

It's interesting how a pile of rocks, under the right conditions, can turn out to be something beautiful and artistic. I'm talking about cairns. The word comes from a Gaelic term that means โ€œheap of stones.โ€ I was lucky enough to see an ancient and authentic Scottish cairn when I was in Edinburgh, Scotland with … Continue reading Cairns