July 16, 2019

I have a type. I’ve known I had a type for years.

The men of my past, Tom included, shared the following three characteristics: 

  1. Creativity

  2. Entrepreneurship

  3. Rough Hands

It wouldn’t be until very recently that the things I sought in men were really the thi...

June 10, 2019

It’s been over a year since dedicating any words to this blog. My last entry ended in tragedy, and unfortunately, this one begins with tragedy. But before we go there, I need to recap what has happened in the past year since it will add clarity to this post.

Being in Oc...

March 30, 2018

In less than 24 hours in the same hospital Tom witnessed his father ringing the Siteman Cancer Center bell, following his final chemo treatment and signaling a life free of cancer; he also witnessed his mother take her final breath while he comforted her with the warmt...

March 26, 2018

Water is standing in Penny’s pasture. The ducks and geese seem to now prefer that end of our property over the east side where their pond cries for them. Despite new grass drowning in stagnant water, the horse has a very well thought-out dry lot. We use a rope fence to...

March 10, 2018

This is the first present-tense post I’ve shared in quite some time. If anything was gained in the last three or four posts, I hope you can better understand how a horse show in Ocala plagued me for years. I was desperate to relive the tale of a Midwestern girl and her...

February 25, 2018

Tulip’s life began with love, and despite myself, ended with love. Too much happened to fill in the gaps of my life without horses during the Tulip Years. It would be a page-turner, but there simply isn’t time for all that. For now let’s just focus on the border collie...

February 18, 2018

The lanky English cowboy was not a stranger. In my early teens, maybe even as a tween, Erin, my best friend, and I attended a show in Muncie, Indiana. It was the dead of winter - too cold to play outside - so we curled under a wool cooler in the hayloft unable to escap...

February 13, 2018

This is the first in a series of stories that will be shared over the next month and a half. Bear with me, to get to the good stuff I need to share my history.

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In the early 90s I was prepared to graduate from my palomino pony to something with a little more h...

January 29, 2018

It was that tiring cold in March of 2016 that I let Tom know I was ready to pull the trigger. Penny was the right horse for me - I knew it the minute we picked up the trot during our first ride. He insisted I sit on her back one more time before putting forth an offer.

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