Why ‘Never Quit’ Is the Worst Advice Ever

Why ‘Never Quit’ Is the Worst Advice Ever

Failing and Quitting When I was in the third grade, a band director came to my school and gave a demonstration of various instruments and encouraged students to learn to play one. I fell in love with the sound of the clarinet and began what became an almost year-long...
It’s Easy Being Green: Solar on Your Farm

It’s Easy Being Green: Solar on Your Farm

My guest blogger today is none other than my husband, Whit Trovillion, who is ┬ápassionate about renewable energy such a solar. He was an “early adopter” for a solar system installed on our farm and purchased an electric car. We have not only lowered or...
It’s Not Fair! Do We Get What We Deserve?

It’s Not Fair! Do We Get What We Deserve?

It’s Not Fair! How often did you shout those words as a kid? How often do you still think those words as an adult? I’ll confess, a bit too often, especially lately when I’ve gotten more and more bad news related to my horse’s health. In...
Hope Springs Eternal

Hope Springs Eternal

The First Day of Spring, the First Ray of Hope The first day of spring often brings renewed hope for a better future. People get a mood lift when they get outside, especially these days after a winter of pandemic-induced isolation. Hope is a powerful emotion. It keeps...
The Luckiest Pony Ever: A Memorial

The Luckiest Pony Ever: A Memorial

Just a Broken Down Pony by the Side of the Road I have tried to write this on several occasions and put it aside. It was too soon or too raw or the words simply would not come to me. How do you prepare a fitting good-bye for an animal who has been a member of the...
In 2021 Will Life Return to Normal?

In 2021 Will Life Return to Normal?

I Hope You’re Not Disappointed… It’s New Year’s Eve. I know a lot of people are anxious to turn the calendar and bid good riddance to the year 2020. It has been one for the record books. But as we look forward with renewed hope for a return to...
Hitting the Winter Solstice of the Pandemic

Hitting the Winter Solstice of the Pandemic

Not Seen in 800 Years and I Missed It! The great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn was due to occur for the first time in over eight-hundred years the evening of the Winter Solstice. It was touted as the Star of Bethlehem–an aligning of the planets that may have...