Why do I have so many winter clothes in my closet? November is here and in Phoenix the daily temperature is still in the high 80s. The last thing I need is wooly mittens. The ones I’m looking at are over forty years old, almost antiques. Believe it or not, when I first moved to […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
By now you all know I sell real estate in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. It’s a great way to meet interesting people and make new friends. I was delighted to meet a couple from one of the cold (I’m talking weather) states. They came to town looking to purchase a home to use as a vacation […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It was December 1974, I was far away from home. But as always, my grandparent’s Christmas card found its way to my mailbox, in Phoenix, Arizona. You can see their names below, Mario and Domenica. I didn’t know then that this would be the last Christmas card I would receive from them. My grandmother became […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I confess, I never cooked a turkey and trust me when I tell you I don’t intend to start now. When I was married, the husband did the turkey, I did the rest. But wait. It’s not like we woke up one Thanksgiving morning and became the prefect chefs/hosts, what ever you like to call […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Here in Phoenix, Arizona, we are finally digging ourselves out of two surprising and unexpected storms. And now we sleep with the windows open. Perfect temperature and no dust since the rain washed everything away, and I mean—pretty much everything. Did you see us in the news? Oh, yes, welcome to the not so dry […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When I was about eleven years old, my mother decided she would stop spending good money to buy me clothes. She was certain that any minute I would sprout up and outgrow everything yet again. She had good reason because when I was eleven, I was the tallest kid in my class. By the following […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Guess what? I didn’t know about Valentine’s Day and the lovers’ connection until I was in my twenties. And even then I wasn’t sure why San Valentino ever got involved with lovers in the first place. To this day I’m still convinced it‘s simply a clever marketing scheme. Back in my twenties, I was sort […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
A few weeks ago, on a Saturday evening, I had dinner at one of those chi-chi restaurants I only visit if invited. Our server was a pleasant young lady, and wine and steaks tasted great. Sooooo…at some point, during the evening a family came to occupy a table close to ours. It appeared to be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Saturday, December 28, 2013 Interview with Author Maria Grazia Swan Maria Grazia SwanPhoenix, Arizona Welcome to Vision and Verse, the Place for Art and Authors today, Maria Grazia. We’re happy to have you here with us. Tell us a little about yourself and what you’ve written. I have two series out at the moment, Mina’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.