Turkey Tracks: Happy New Year!

Turkey Tracks:  January 1, 2014



How did that happen?

Where did 2013 get to in such a hurry?

The older I get, the faster time flies–which must mean I am enjoying my life.  Or, maybe, that I am in a fog.  The latter is certainly true for parts of 2013 for sure as I dealt with the loss of John and learning to pick up the reins of a life now lived without a partner and located in a challenging geography that speaks to my heart and soul.  Maine and my property here on a hillside makes me feel alive and useful.

I am so blessed though.  I have such good, good friends and family, and I live in a place where community is so strong.

I want to take a moment and thank all of you for reading my blog, for “replying” when you feel moved to do so,” and for all your unending support.  I have been especially blessed this year with the strengthening of many relationships from all across my life–some of whom I thought lost, some of whom I didn’t realize I still had, some of whom I never knew I had and maybe didn’t until my 1963 classmates of Bellevue High School of Bellevue, Nebraska, home of Strategic Air Command (SAC)’s Offutt Air Force Base planned and held their 50th reunion.  (I didn’t attend, but did reconnect with so many of these very special people.)

My goal with this blog continues to be to SHARE:  information, research, experiences, passions, recipes, fiber arts, opinions about books and movies, and on and on.  I like to say that, especially for younger readers who are so busy with their lives, I am reading and sifting and sorting information so you don’t have to do those beginning tasks, so that YOU can choose where you want to obtain a deeper knowledge that you can know has some basis in fact or science.  I am trying to share in a way that allows us all to acquire more knowledge about the world we all share, the food we all eat, the stories we tell ourselves–good and problematic–that make us “us,” and the way the structure under which we live is functioning (or not).

And I never want to leave out, but to honor, the spirit, the life force, the mystery that undergirds and unites all life.  Not understanding how basic those connections are is a big part of how we have gotten to the place where we now struggle.

My very best wishes to each and every one of you for 2014, yes, but for…always.


Turkey Tracks: Clue 5 of “Celtic Solstice”

Turkey Tracks:  January 1, 2014

Clue 5 of Celtic Solstice

I’ve finished Clue 5 of Bonnie Hunter’s 2013 Mystery Quilt “Celtic Solstice.”

It’s very cute:


And the pile of “Clues,” or units that will go into the quilt is growing:

This quilt will finish, if I’m recalling right, at about 75 by 75, so I think there will be a few more “clues.”

I’m ready for next Friday’s Clue 6.