A Summer Sweet Treat

By: Chrysa Smith My friend Cleta is a woman of discriminating taste---in home fashion, couture, culinary undertakings and of course---friends. So, it took me by a bit of surprise that she recommended a trip up to the outer limits of Ottsville, PA. Ottsville? Yes, Ottsville. Now if you know Ottsville, sorry to say, there ain't much there. Some nurseries, pretty scenery, the entrance to the state park. But I do know that the [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:35-04:00May 7th, 2015|1 Comment

A Most Unlikely Dear Abby

By: Chrysa Smith Let's see. Hmm. How can I describe my husband? Well, he's tall with deep blue  eyes and salt and pepper hair. Not skinny, not heavy, he's got a solid build with nice strong arms, long, muscular legs and slightly ruddy complexion. People used to say (years ago) that he resembled Matthew Perry. He did, sort of, back when he was a few pounds lighter, a few hair shades darker. He [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:36-04:00April 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Get Outta My Face(book)

By: Chrysa Smith  I love adorable animal pictures, wise and clever sayings and seeing photos of friends and relatives who live far away. So that's generally why I'm on Facebook. But let me give you a word of advice---like with all other conversations with complete strangers, steer clear of politics and religion. It can only get ugly. I find it interesting that some people are always posting all of their business, political, religious [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:37-04:00April 9th, 2015|0 Comments

The Green Mother

By: Chrysa Smith I'm not sure I have that magic touch. Give me an adult plant and I can sustain it with sun and water. But those babies? I've never been great with infants. So here I am once more. Spring is theoretically here, and I started my darling seedlings back in early March. And maybe---just maybe---there's a little magic going on here, because the seedlings not only sprang up, all but one [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:37-04:00April 2nd, 2015|0 Comments

Every Little Bit Helps

By: Chrysa Smith Every so often, MaryFran and I take outings. They're not extravagant, because if they were, you'd be the first to know. They're just little jaunts that take us away from our computers, neurosis and worries about our writing careers. (Do I dare say that without laughing?) So, these days help. They help me. They help her. And they always help both of us get a new perspective. Figure things out [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:37-04:00March 26th, 2015|0 Comments

Cute & Quirky

By: Chrysa Smith I'm hardly a loner, but I do like my time alone. And I sure love my summer beach time, but I also like it about now. Weird? Not really. Because there's a silent beauty, awe of nature and the divine when you walk along the shore when nobody is there. Plus the sun is just a lot warmer these days. Dare I say I get more spirituality there than I do [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:37-04:00March 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Seafood & Memories

By: Chrysa Smith I love seafood. You name it---I can pretty much enjoy it. Crab, shrimp, scallops, flounder, sole, trout. Well, maybe not mussels or oysters. But hey, I don't like to be slimed. Go to any ordinary restaurant and you can expect much of the same---one shrimp dish, maybe crab cakes or tilapia (cheap fish). You're getting lucky if you find flounder or tuna---and well, you really hit the mark when there's a [...]

2018-10-30T09:40:37-04:00March 12th, 2015|0 Comments
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