Word Quilt

I don’t sew, but I write — patching together pieces of my life.

Mom and Chris eat fish on Valentines Day

A Perfect Match – Valentine’s 2021 with Mom

We spent Valentine’s Day this year with Mom Pollock. Always a treat to see her. I know she’s an amazing mother-in-law, but what I didn’t realize is that she is the perfect match for me! In chess. My most recent addiction has been learning to play the game. Yes, I confess, I am one of […]

Women’s Winter Escape

My blogger friends, do you find you often blog in your mind, but never quite get it to the keyboard state? I do that all the time, and I don’t regret it. It seems that putting my experiences into words, even in my own head, never to be shared, enhances the experiences life deals me. […]

Virtual Re-“ow”-lity

Things perceived as real become real in their consequences.” Émile Durkheim, La Sociología Clásica: Durhkheim y Weber This past Christmas I took a plunge I wasn’t entirely sure Chris would be on board with. For background – we don’t usually get each other Christmas gifts. Last year I splurged and got him a small thing […]

Santa Smiles in January

I think I just love Christmas. My tree is still up, and I’m seeing Santa’s in the shadows of my husband’s art.

Holiday Celebrations in North Carolina

Why is it so hard to visit people we love sometimes? Chris and I had such a wonderful time visiting my aunt and uncle a few years ago and have planned several trips back, but none came into fruition for one reason or another. Our latest plan was to visit last summer while I was […]

Sky Vibes

First we saw some beautiful skies in the Berkshires. Shortly after that we traveled and were offered more visual treats. It felt really great to hit the skies once again, and we were treated with some gorgeous cloud formations. Those never get old.

First Tracks Impending

So yeah, I wish it was a snowboard, but the family works for Deer Valley, which only does skis. Anyway…I was super psyched and thankful to be part of the gift that will get our granddaughter on the hills. Avalon seems to love the skis. She put them on with one foot in each then […]

Amazing Colleagues and Chocolate

This year I learned there is chocolate. And there is CHOCOLATE. I discovered that when I had my surprise appendectomy this year. Many of you know I work remotely (even pre-Covid-19). My teammates currently live in various parts of the NE USA, as well as in Brazil, Peru and different parts of NE Canada. I’ve […]


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