Ami Beck and Dolyn Bags

Ami Beck and Dolyn Bags

For ten months I craved a "Victoria Sling." Friends who know me could just shrug their shoulders and quip, "Just go make that cocktail if you want it so badly." While the Victoria Sling does indeed sound like a divine mixture to be imbibed as a tribute to Masterpiece's smash hit Victoria (that some of us just [...]

Color+Neutral

Color+Neutral

Four years ago I volunteered to model for a Kansas City Fiber Guild show. I had never modeled before but it was my first year of being retired and I thought a new experience might be fun. The modeling went fine. I didn't stumble or fall down.  We were assigned what to wear and my [...]

Repeat and Variation

Repeat and Variation

For decades, Gloria Everhart's Act II consignment shop offered high end fashion to women and men in the Kansas City area. At age 90, Gloria retired and Act II closed its doors. I am sad (like a host of others) to see this iconic boutique go and will miss it. At my last visit, I [...]

An American Classic and Modern Vice

An American Classic and Modern Vice

Today's story comes in two parts. Part one is about an American classic that I love and the second part is is about what I hope will become an American classic. The story takes shape through a walk on our  homestead. We always take photos on Wednesday, and last Wednesday was very windy and I [...]