Beauty, Life, Love, Music

Bringing the Light

Lucy: “An English name, Lucy means ‘of the light.'” So sue me, I spent a couple of hours yesterday afternoon watching the Coronation Concert, which was carried live on PBS.  Overall, it was considerably better than I expected, with a couple of bizarre and untuneful exceptions.  What has probably been the most controversial act —… Continue reading Bringing the Light

Animals, Love, Pets and Livestock, Relationships, Rural Living

Entertaining Angels: Here We Go Again Edition

Oh, yes.  Many have come before: Entertaining Angels: The Gift from God Edition Entertaining Angels: Life Comes Full Circle Edition (AKA the "Little Chick Chick Edition) Entertaining Angels: The Lamb in the Living Room Occasional Quote of the Day: Entertaining Angels And the one that started it all Entertaining Angels: Four-Legged Ones, Mostly Which brings… Continue reading Entertaining Angels: Here We Go Again Edition

Loss, Love, Pets and Livestock

Climin’ Psymon–Redux 2023

It's been a little more than three years (April 2020), since I first posted this, and perhaps it deserves another airing.  Psymon, who entered my life in mid-March 2019,  is--without doubt--the smartest, nicest, kindest, best companion and most charming cat I've ever known.***  I've always had a soft spot for 'gingers,'  (perhaps it's because I… Continue reading Climin’ Psymon–Redux 2023

Family, Funny Links, Love, Uncategorized

Champis, The Sheep Herding Rabbit, And Maudie Nicholls

The best part of this little video may be the utterly useless Border Collie, who I think might be stuffed. I first "met" Champis the Sheepherding Rabbit over a decade ago, online.  What can I say?  People send me these sorts of things all the time.  I pass them on whenever I can. The audio… Continue reading Champis, The Sheep Herding Rabbit, And Maudie Nicholls

Animals, Humor, Love

“Cry Me a Cockroach,” 2023

An update to what's becoming a RightWingKnitJob Valentine's Day tradition: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️   Ahhh, “Meerkat Love.” Remember that hoary old song from the mid-1970s by that odd duo, Captain and Tennille? Yeah, I’m sorry to say that I remember it too. (A note to the unwary: I know that’s not the actual title of the song, but close… Continue reading “Cry Me a Cockroach,” 2023

Ave Atque Vale, Friendship, Loss, Love

…To Absent Friends and Loved Ones, 2022…

Every year, for almost more years than I can count whether we're together or apart, my family has raised a glass each Christmas season to those we love but won’t see again in this world, and to those we love who are still with us, but who are not able to share our celebration, because… Continue reading …To Absent Friends and Loved Ones, 2022…

Britishness, Entertainment, Family, Family Matters, Love

Music Hall Memories

Cross-posted from Ricochet: Oh, “dear, dear, dear.” I tried out that phrase, beloved of my father when dealing with a screaming infant, on my 18-month-old niece a few days ago.  She immediately picked it up and responded, “deoo, deoo, deoo,” thus instituting the first two-way conversation we’ve ever had, even if only over the phone. I’m… Continue reading Music Hall Memories

Ave Atque Vale, Family, Family Matters, Loss, Love

Ave Atque Vale: Goodbye, Miss Chips

My head kept telling me she wouldn’t live forever, but my heart simply would not believe it: Patricia Helen Mead Muffett, July 13, 1923–December 10, 2022, Rest in Peace.  It’s the first time for a little more than one-hundred fifteen years, that neither my Dad, nor at least one of his siblings, has walked the… Continue reading Ave Atque Vale: Goodbye, Miss Chips

Animals, Ave Atque Vale, Friendship, Love


She is, unequivocally, the most charming puppy it’s ever been my privilege to know.  (For those interested or even just wondering–or perhaps choking a bit over the unfamiliar word–it’s pronounced SHOO-sha, being a Basque girl’s name, native to the Pyrenees.) “She has such a feminine head,” said my veterinarian, when I texted her a photo.  And… Continue reading Xuxa!

Ave Atque Vale, Family, Family Matters, Love, Quote of the Day

“Grief is the price we pay for love”–September 11, 2022

Those words were spoken by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, to the family members of those who perished on September 11, 2001. And I’ve often thought she must have been channeling C.S. Lewis at the time: To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken.… Continue reading “Grief is the price we pay for love”–September 11, 2022