I'm about to have an empty nest! Saturday I drove Anna and Dan to Reagan Airport to catch a plane to Spokane. From there they took a midnight train to Glacier Park in Montana where they will embark on another epic adventure, this time hiking from Canada to Mexico via the Continental Divide Trail. I… Continue reading Stalcup Whirlwind
I adore Alexander McCall Smith, so when learned that a new 44 Scotland Street novel was to be released in paperback, I ordered a copy even though it would be months before it shipped. It arrived last week. This morning I got up and saw rain washing away my beloved snow and was comforted by… Continue reading Muckle Hairy Sporran
Today Le Monde Magazine is going to interview the family dog, Buddy. Le Monde: Buddy we understand that you live with the Stalcup family in Reston. Buddy: Yes, I am their only pet. There was another dog when I arrived, but I got rid of him! Le Monde: You got rid of him? Buddy: Yes.… Continue reading And now from Buddy!
The year my youngest child entered fifth grade, the headmaster of her small school talked me into teaching science to the eighth and ninth grade. The job was supposed to be part-time, but partway through the year it took over my life leaving me with little time to cook and even less time to clean.… Continue reading Of Mice and Mommies