The darkest nights I’ve ever spent have been in a car, late at night, on a cold, lonely stretch of deserted highway. Years ago, when my husband, Mark, was a resident at Johns Hopkins, we always spent Christmas with my family in South Carolina. Mark didn’t get much time off, so we usually left at […]
Still Weird at the Grocery Store I haven’t written much lately about my morning trips to the grocery store, but I just want to check in and say that it’s still as weird as ever out there. Today I dropped Josh off at school and popped by my customary grocery store, a quirky place we […]
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I’m a mature adult, with important responsibilities and a certain amount of dignity… until Andy Gibb comes on my 70s lite rock Pandora station singing “Everlasting Love.” All of a sudden, I’m back in junior high, when he was a huge heartthrob. OMG! “We killed the pain, we blew away the memories of the tears […]
When my aunt developed dementia after a stroke, she had to move to a nursing home. We asked what possessions she could take along to remind her of home, and were surprised by the answer: Not much. It turns out that clutter tends to make people with dementia agitated. It’s stressful for them. What I […]
I made a Pandora station called Skyrim Soundtrack. It’s all music from video games, and I love it. I made another Pandora station called John Williams film scores. It’s got other stuff I love, especially Howard Shore’s music from all of the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies, and tunes by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, […]
“The man who is well wears a crown that only the sick can see.” — Sir William Osler. “Today is a good day to have a good day.” — Joanna Gaines. Two of my favorite sayings just came true for me, when I had to stay overnight in the hospital after what I had hoped would […]
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I’ve figured out the secret of happiness, and it doesn’t involve money, or technology, or things. Like Dorothy, the Tin Man, Lion and Scarecrow, I guess I’ve known this all along. It just took a family reunion for it to come out and shine like a giant lightbulb over my head. I realized that all […]
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Bumble Creek Farm
A delightful true account, told with love and humor by award-winning writer Janet Farrar Worthington, of her young family's riotous adventures on their own "Green Acres," as two urban professionals "who had no idea whatsoever what we were doing" start a farm in beautiful Horse Oak, Virginia.
Janet has done it again in this charming book giving happy little snapshots of home and family, animals with attitude, life in a small town, and finding the funny when everything seems crazy.