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...

Earthquakes and fault lines

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer “There was another earthquake,” she said. This was immediately after she told me about a recent fire. Apparently, disasters–natural and o...

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...

George’s heart

by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthieringer I was sixteen or so when Elaine told me what her dad did. I’m not sure I really believed her at the time…I mean, whoever heard of a guy going do...

Stop when you break the mirror

My Dad turned 80 this weekend and in honour of that, I’m pulling out this post from a couple of years ago. It celebrates one of his very best moments.  by +CrystalThieringer    @cdthiering...

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...