Oh Oliver

Meet Oliver. He’s part panther, sleek and long. His previous life as a street scrounger taught him to pour on the charm when necessary, though often enough it slops out of the pitcher he keeps i...

Soul thinking

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer I rented a car a few weeks ago, and it happened to be one I’d never heard of before–a Kia Soul. It served my purposes, reminded me of candy and ...

Finding hope under wing

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer I’ve watched them before, the owls on the cam. Technology and a generous family have given me a view of something wondrous–great horned owls nes...

Drive-by hope

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer My husband calls it a drive-by. Morning hasn’t really arrived yet and the cat wants to be fed. Apparently the wiggle of my toes translated to The Rouse...

Whispering sides

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer “I’m just telling you, she felt like she had to choose sides.” The words, though difficult to hear, were not surprising. Something had hap...

I don’t know what to say…

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer I’m struggling to find balance. Once upon a time when I was ill and quite isolated,  the most common thing I heard from family and friends was, ̶...

The gift

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer Last winter, as always, we made the rounds of local craft and artisan shows. My husband and I prefer local treasures to mass-produced ones, and we have found...