Dancing for Her Mama

There are few things that give me greater joy – and I mean deep down, inexplicable, happy-licious all the way to my toes joy – than watching my daughter dance. I mean it! I love to watch her throw her whole self into the carefree, delightful business of celebrating the joy of the moment in […]

The Things I Cannot Change

In my late 20s, I was introduced to the Serenity Prayer adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous and similar 12-step groups, and attributed to Reinhold Niebuhr. You know the one … “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” I’ve […]

Old Stuff

I love old stuff. I understand if you don’t (not everyone does) but I’m drawn to it like a kid to cotton candy. I love the rush of anticipation I get when I arrive at a flea market in my grubbies, latte in one hand and pulling my little red wagon with the other … […]


A few years back, I decided to extend my living space outdoors and create a sanctuary garden. I LOVE working in the dirt, creating vignettes within nature, planting and waiting, and watching things grow. I am by nature a nester and a tender of things. But living at the coast on a quarter acre of […]

Just Fishin’

On my way to the shop this morning, I turned on the radio just as a Trace  Adkins song called “Just Fishin’” was starting to play.  In a nutshell, the lyrics were of a dad recounting the memories of special moments with his daughter while on fishing trips throughout her childhood.  I’m sure I’ve heard this song before, […]

Confessions of a Workaholic

I have what I like to call “a strong work ethic”.  Okay, that may be a bit of an understatement.  I am a Workaholic.  Hmmmmm ….. deep breath for a moment of truth …. it may be time to change.  Last month, I said goodbye to a very treasured friend.  And as is often the case when […]

Laura Parrott Perry

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