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...

Background noise

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer Several years ago, I was sharing hotel space with someone. I find hallway noise distracting, and since we were both focusing on our computers,  I asked if s...

Long roads

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer When I graduated high school I received a simple plaque from the greeting card store that has adorned my desk ever since. The friend who gave it to me lik...