Out of the Fall Closet

All my life I have considered myself a Summer Girl.  The long days, hot sand next to cool water, no school, Chevy-Chase-worthy vacations, and a chorus of cicadas. Sure, everyone loves spring, but those storms! And I’m sorry, but no amount of hot cocoa and skiing can hide the fact that winter sucks. But…despite My Melancholy Blues (thank you Freddie Mercury) over the shorter days, … Continue reading Out of the Fall Closet

The Little Halloween That Couldn’t

In 1995, my husband and I decided to rent a house.  It was a small house, built in the ’50’s, located in a quiet neighborhood occupied by mostly original homeowners.   We had lived in apartments all of our lives, and had never experienced Halloween with actual Trick-or-Treaters.  (I should note that Halloween and St Patrick’s Day are my two favorite holidays).  I would finally … Continue reading The Little Halloween That Couldn’t