My bother B flew in from Colorado early last week. Our parents are getting older. B and I both want to spend time with and help the parents. B stated working to clean up areas around the farm and I joined him later in the week. We want to get the house to a place … Continue reading Old dog, old horse and old parents.
“If it ain’t nodding, it ain’t walking,” old time description of a Tennessee Walking Horse This Sunday my view was filled with two black ears going forward, a thick mane flowing with motion and Zeus’ head nodding up and down as we rode through our neighbor’s soy beans. It was a beautiful sight. He was … Continue reading Zeus Chronicles: Let Zeus Be Zeus
A few years ago a friend and I were watching a movie when I realized that certain plot points did not make sense and I voiced my observations. She stopped the movie to ask if I was enjoying it, I was. And she asked it I wanted to stop watching, I did not. She then … Continue reading Book Review: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen
https://open.spotify.com/user/lastmango2/playlist/6fdjv8qO41pKUUggPw3tCh?si=gT47a48QQ-mWPLjRFzkH1A https://youtu.be/nXbEFTv9zr0 Sunday morning as I started the car this song came on. The sadness and longing in John Prince’s simple song make me cry almost every time I hear it. This morning, as I created an Instagram story of the last of the tomatoes in the overgrown garden, the song popped up on a … Continue reading Summer’s End Music for the Melancholy
When did I start doubting my intuition? I thought I trusted my inner knowing, but things got messy. I allowed other voices to sow seeds of doubt and “failure” when every fiber of my being is telling the truth. I ask for guidance or a sign only to ignore it. NO MORE. I know what … Continue reading When a sign is given, believe it!
“You know, every now and then I think you might like to hear something from us nice and easy, but there's just one thing. You see, we never ever do nothing nice and easy. We always do it nice and rough,” Tina Turner in her intro to Proud Mary. From the moment I hit the … Continue reading The Zeus Chronicles: Don’t Be a Jerk
I cracked open and sadness leaked out. Sadness must be acknowledged for joy to exist.
It was a hot September, Saturday afternoon when I went with my Dad to pick up the Amish farrier. When we arrived, he was in the shed finishing up a previous client, a blue speckled gray mule, so we would have to wait a bit. His five children were shed where he worked with new … Continue reading When you are chosen, say YES
Catching a green light right when you need it is a wonderful thing. It is a little busts of joy in a moment of feeling rushed. Saying thank you extends the joy and abundance. If paying attention is directly related to delight, then surely gratitude is directly to abundance. Abundance is about so much more … Continue reading Gratitude is the FUEL