For the Love of Discovery

On a warm summer day, in about 1984, I set about helping my parents with some yard work. I wasn’t very good at it. There were a number of times that I pulled flowers and left weeds. Differentiating between the two has always been a challenge for me. But, a few days every summer my…

A Bicentennial Event!

1976 marked the 200th birthday of our great nation, The United States of America. All around the country, towns and cities alike were finding creative ways to celebrate our nation’s history, values and vision for our future. Maupin is a little town in Oregon, east of Mt. Hood. Running through it is the Deschutes River,…

A Love Poem

In the fall of 1920, George Morris, a tall and handsome veteran of the World War, began courting the petite young girl who worked behind the counter of her father’s confectionary, Miss Mabel Cyr. They had known each other for years but George was ten years older than Mabel, so their budding romance didn’t begin until she…

For the Love of Poetry

A little tribute to my grandma to celebrate National Poetry Month. Source: For the Love of Poetry

The Legacy of Cookies

“Family faces are magic mirrors. Looking at people who belong to us, we see the past, present and future. We make discoveries about ourselves.” -Gail Lumet Buckley The Hornes: An American Family The kitchen, swathed in sunlight, warm from the sunshine hitting the window and the oven heating the room, smelled like peanut butter and…