Poem: Joy to the Old

It is Christmas time all around lights are gleaming When I was young long ago each day was filled with wonder family gathered in warmth spilling into laughter Was that joy? I think it was… It is Christmas time all around carols playing Now these bitter winter winds jingle bells make me shiver family noContinue reading “Poem: Joy to the Old”

POEM: Orange Spice

every orange begins as a blossom forms into fleshy orbs of firm juicy delight carefully peeled slowly stripped juicily devoured in the heat of day each slice tenderly moving from my fingers to your lips the tangy zest saved set aside left to be dried mingled with spices cinnamon nutmeg cloves tickling teasing tempting meldingContinue reading “POEM: Orange Spice”

Orange Cranberry Drop Cookies

2/3 cup butter 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed 1 large egg 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice 1/3 cup milk 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup chopped pecans 2-1/2 cups dried cranberries coarsely chopped OPTIONAL: Add some orange zest to giveContinue reading “Orange Cranberry Drop Cookies”

List of Lost Wishes

As I was walking to the grocery store, the wind blew a bright pink slip of paper against my leg. The paper clung to me, begging me to pick it up and see the secrets it held. It was crumpled and damp from the snow. And not just pink – the edges were graced withContinue reading “List of Lost Wishes”