Tag: remembrances

Saying Goodbye to One of the Good Guys

Saying Goodbye to One of the Good Guys

John Snyder: Grill Master and friend extraordinaire This week I said goodbye to my dear friend John Snyder, quietly in my heart, unconvincingly in my mind and not surprisingly in the presence of  tears. My last visit with him was more about proximity and presence than words. […]

Dogwood Bough Under a Big Dipper Sky

Dogwood Bough Under a Big Dipper Sky

My front porch is for company, the back porch for me. It’s my take-five spot, a compact stoop just barely big enough for a big guy and two big bulldogs. The paint-deprived rail supports an arm’s reach and everything from a cup of coffee to […]

There She Goes: A Parable of Perspective

There She Goes: A Parable of Perspective

“There she goes!”  Adventuress, Admiralty Inlet, Washington Years ago, while hiking the bluffs and trails of Ebey’s Landing’s , my friend Joan and I happened across a pioneer cemetery. Perched high above Puget Sound, fronted by miles of shoreline, meadows, and farmland, the well-placed site […]

Remembering Dad: It Was a Wonderful Life

Remembering Dad: It Was a Wonderful Life

Sadly, I must share that my father recently passed away. A broken heart tends to lose its voice, but I know my father would be the first to say “No silence, no tears, I have had a wonderful life.” With my mother, the love of […]