American Writer, Photographer, and Website Designer. Former career Fire and EMS Lieutenant. She/Her/Lesbian.

Tag: Vermont

  • Chapel At Dog Mountain

    Dog Mountain 2010

  • Standing At The Waters Edge

    October 2020

  • Hyperbole

    Rutland, Vermont, United States October 2020

  • Exclusion Zone

    Burlington, Vermont, United States October 2020

  • Sunflower Girl

    Rutland, Vermont, United States October 2020

  • 2020 In Review

    2020 was a tumultuous year, filled with good times and bad. In 2020, I lost a friend and former co-worker to the COVID-19 pandemic, and my 18-year relationship with Angie came to an end. A series of horrible events were later followed by the eventual dawning of a new relationship along with new opportunities, and a new house, all of which gave me a new perspective on life. Here is a summary of some of the most notable events of 2020, as chronicled on my blog. The events are in chronological order, beginning in January 2020 and ending in December. My hope is to create a new year in review with each and every passing year, and these posts can…

  • Makayla And The Elephant Mural

    October 2020 Rutland, Vermont, United States

  • I’m Going Through Changes


    Day breaks, the lost girl inside wakes, the birds sing, the wind blows through the trees, and the angels sigh. My mornings in Vermont begin early with the rising sun, my days often occupied with my own pursuits of untamed introspection as I try to unravel the mysteries of life, followed by early nightfall to hang the stars and moon upon, and until I see another day as the sun rises, I am feathered by the moonlight. The promise of another day on the horizon guarantees that the days ahead will never change for me at all. Introspection is my muse, my preoccupation, my heartbreak. I awoke on this cold December morning remembering my fathers’ words as he read me…

  • You Were One Of The Four People In My Life I Considered Grandparents

    THOMAS SLATINPO BOX 1231MIDDLETOWN SPRINGS, VT 05757 December 9, 2020 Dear Ellen, First of all, I wish to thank you for inviting me in to your home to let me sit on your couch and catch up for awhile. It was truly beautiful for me to sit on your couch and cry and let you know that you were one of the four people in my life I considered grandparents (you, your husband Clayt, Frank, and Carol). These past few months have been absolutely crazy for me, and my life has changed in numerous ways. I broke up with my fiance, Angie, after we were together for a little over 18 years. I literally disappeared on my 41st birthday after…

  • South Winooski Ave

    October 2020