The Fast Cheetah Doesn’t Win!

Our three-year old granddaughter, Willa, announced to us the other day, “we can’t go outside!”  When I asked why, she said, “there’s a fast cheetah out there!”  “Oh my,” I gasped, playful, as I stared at the phone screen into her saucer eyes and puckered lips. “Who told you that?” “Mommy!”   “She’s right, there…

A Fireside Chat

In the spirit of a fire side chat, I’d like you to pull up a chair with me, near the hearth.  Come a little closer…that’s it. Do you feel the heat? Can you hear the crackle of burning wood, smell the faint char, see the flames flapping, flickering up into the air?  Wood consumed into…