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About timeout2

I have lived 100 lives. I write essays, short stories, poetry, grocery lists and notes to myself. If I am ever lost, look for a paper trail, but be careful not to trip over any books that lie scattered here and there. I am a reader. I am a reader in awe of writers. When I don't live in Westcliffe, Colorado, I live in London where I am a long-time member of Word-for-Word - Crouch End.

Children’s Hospital Denver

It’s that time of year again. Yes, we are practicing social distancing and some folks are out of work and desperate for an income, but meanwhile, Children’s Hospital Denver is still serving our region. If you have a sick child, … Continue reading


Journaling Covid-19 May 8

Wednesday was one of those days… or maybe it was Tuesday… the last day/s have been a blur. My email was hacked, and I was deluged with Facebook messages, Yahoo alarms, and our phone rang off the hook. Everyone wanted … Continue reading


Journaling Covid-19 April 30

What a way to start my day! In bed, sun on the rise, coffee at-hand, and given that it is Thursday, I’m listening to Komi Alexander, resident NPR poet on Morning Edition, and he and Rachel are reading a community-sourced … Continue reading


Journaling Covid-19 April 22

Despite the masks and the gloves and the hand sanitizer, I have been touched (metaphorically) by the boon in creativity. Everyone seems to be thinking outside the box. Has this creativity always been on the back burner just waiting for … Continue reading


Journaling Covid-19 April 18

I’m between that proverbial rock and a hard place. Buffeted by a blustering wind that is sucking up any moisture that we have, I could write about our on-going drought, or I could up the ante and write about this … Continue reading


Journaling Corvid-19 April 13

Life is embarrassingly full despite today’s grey, overcast, monochromatic sky that shrouds the mountains in mist. Life is most definitely not monochromatic. That said, the forsythia pictured to the right is artificial. A girl does what she has to do. … Continue reading


Journaling Corvid-19 April 3, 4, 5

April 3 Those who know me well are not surprised that I have failed to journal daily. Somehow, I slipped down that slippery slope, and I missed writing April first and second. No excuses. But it’s easy to do when … Continue reading


March 29, 30 & 31 Corvid 19 Journal

March 29th  A little good news is never out of place, and yesterday I heard a wonderful piece on NBC News. With fewer cars and airplanes in motion, air pollution has decreased dramatically. Well, we know that already, but the … Continue reading


Journaling Covid-19 – March 26, 27, and 28

March 26th I am not the only person cooking and baking. So much free time! My first choice is always to be outdoors, but the West Wind is terrific. Our small house in downtown, metro Westcliffe is two blocks south … Continue reading


Covid-19 March 23rd, 24th & 25th

March 23rd  I dropped a bit of food at my neighbor’s house yesterday. She stood at the open door and invited me in. I handed her the Tupperware and declined her invitation to enter. Closing the door, we air-kissed, and … Continue reading