Two Walks/TwoAmericas

When I first started writing blogs I began a series called Walking - 365 days. The blogs were my travelogue as I explored on foot my new surroundings. I also began to find my voice and express my opinions. When I first started blogging I had been intimidated by some negative reviews regarding my characters' … Continue reading Two Walks/TwoAmericas



Delray Beach, Florida 2014 STORIES FROM HIGLEY HILL I've lived a good life. It's been a good ride.I've visited 49 of the 50 states. Backpacked through Europe. Drank a pina colada on six Caribbean islands.Crossed the southern border into Mexico on a bus filled with locals traveling with their chickens.Years later Rich and I had … Continue reading THE BLUE HERON

A Typical Day in Late Summer 2020

Roanoke, Virginia "Like a bird on a wire. Like a drunk in a midnight choir. I have tried in my way to be free." ~ Leonard Cohen I am still unemployed but we are okay. I opted for early social security a year ago and Rich has work, lots of work. Well-off second homeowners are … Continue reading A Typical Day in Late Summer 2020

Reflections on the 4th of July and Other Things

On the Fourth of July we went for a ride along dirt roads beyond the woods in our backyard. I guess you could say we were visiting the neighbors. The houses were far and few between. The small towns were quiet. We saw an occasional outdoor BBQ with no more than six or eight people … Continue reading Reflections on the 4th of July and Other Things

I’m Still Here

And I find myself attempting to write poetry. A VIEW FROM MY WINDOW It is raining outside my window. Climate scientists predict New England will be a tropical rain forest in the future. It’s not hard to imagine. Average rainfall in Vermont is 36.7 inches. Days w/ precipitation - 151. Fog enveloped many of our … Continue reading I’m Still Here

I’m Still Here. I’m Still Writing.

And I'm still learning how to master social media. I've watched the amazing young people from Parkland, Florida speak up and harness the power of this sometimes perplexing, confusing, and occasionally harmful medium. We use social media to share stories of hope.  With its power to reach millions of people we have the ability to … Continue reading I’m Still Here. I’m Still Writing.