Yearly Archives: 2014

Heard it on the Radio! 14

As I was puttering about my kitchen this morning, a soothing voice on the radio grabbed my attention. I put the teapot down, turned up the volume, and was transported to my college dorm room in Cortland, New York, 1964. A poster on the wall was placed at the foot […]


Little book, Big Day! 29

Today I present my first children’s book, “Toby to the Rescue!” This isn’t really MY  book – it took a village. The collective energies of many are incorporated into the work, starting with the animal rescue people who found an abused, nearly dead puppy all the way to the generous […]

Children's book

Gasp! I Forgot the Turkey! 15

I live in Atenas, Costa Rica, chosen for the convenient location close to the airport, shopping and services. From my door, I can be in PriceSmart (similar to Costco) in twenty minutes. My family lives in Nosara on the Nicoya Peninsula, overlooking a beautiful beach, Playa Guiones on the Pacific […]

Butterball Turkey

These Boots Are Made for Flyin’! 11

SASY! Stop Animal Suffering, Yes! I love this group; not only what they do for the animals, but for their feisty and fun way of doing it – my kind of folks. This year’s annual fundraiser took place at Quinta Salitral in Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Through the generosity of […]

Guatemalan Boots

Sista Monica Parker

Sista Monica Lives On! 12

“When you walk through a storm hold your head up high” … Does that conjure up an image for you? The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “Carousel“, where it originated  in 1945? (per Wikipedia) Or do you picture Andy Williams performing his version? Or Barbara Streisand? Or a bunch of association […]

Friends are Chosen Family 10

As I looked around the dinner table last night, I breathed in the moment; I felt happy and blessed. We were a table of six, with our hosts, who prepared the feast as a raffle prize, joining us at the end which rounded us out to eight friends enjoying food, […]