We love you, our dear Fairbank. Even when you cause our cars to crank. But when that sun is high, And we feast on Alaskan blueberry pie, Life is at it's best, and for this, we thank.


Half Bloom

These are my daughter's sunflowers. I want you to pay attention to the flower on the tippy top. If you zoom in closer, only half of the flower has come into bloom. I have never liked the saying, bloom where you are planted.  This saying just seems too bright and sunny for the reality of life. Please don't … Continue reading Half Bloom


Google defines adventure as 'an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity.' Funny, I never thought about an adventure being 'typical hazardous.' Unusual? Yes. Exciting? Yes. Hazardous... ummm no. I am wondering if I have ever been on an adventure according to Google. Some of the things I've done in my life that I … Continue reading Adventure


'Grace?! Grace died over 30 years ago?!' 'The blessing, they want you to say the blessing!' 'I pledge allegiance to the flag...' -National Lampoons Christmas Vacation I was once told that I am hard on myself. Okay, I have been told that a bunch of times. Well, today I'm gonna give myself some grace. It … Continue reading Grace