Finally … and here’s why.

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I know many people are terribly upset by the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality. I ask that you take the time to read the closing paragraph of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion on this issue. My hope is that it may clarify why millions, myself included, are celebrating this historic and long over-due decision. The Justice wrote: “No union is …

Flowers by Fence

Take Initiative to Make Friends


Dear Tracey, I’m 75 and having trouble finding friends. Seems like I should know how to do this by now, right? But no. I’ve been blessed with long friendships but everyone has moved away to be closer to their kids or, worse, two of my dearest friends have passed away. With any one of these wonderful people, I could just …

Table Settings

The More the Merrier

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Michele writes: “For my 60th birthday I was treated to a sit down dinner for 30. It was an amazing celebration!” (Click here to see what others have checked off their ‘bucket lists’)

Mountain Horizon

A Mother’s Worry


It’s fire season again and out here in the West, the fires have begun. Here’s a post for the families of these courageous and sometimes very young firefighters. Dear Tracey, I am awake every night with worry. My 20 year old son is spending his first summer as a fire fighter. It’s something he’s wanted to do since he was …

Floral Plush Tree

Things are growing!

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You may have noticed that I haven’t been here much lately. As my previous post explained, I have been on a creative roll and my time is being spent on a number of exciting projects. One of those is the development of a new blog. It’s a really fun process for me and I am working with a wonderful, dynamic, …

Outdoor Reception

The Business of Weddings


Though it’s now been a couple of weeks since our daughter’s wedding celebration, it’s safe to say that my husband and I are still riding high. Our time together was so full of love and laughter. I’m happy for the newlyweds and for both of our families. We will all benefit from this union. However, the experience has also left …