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Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard This is the week of the mass American pilgrimage. Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, is the day we Americans travel home. It is the one holiday we all share, no matter what our … Read the rest

Bayard & Holmes Headway . . . A Tribute to Unbreakable Spirits     We dedicate today’s post to Piper’s son, who is entering Marine OCS this weekend, as well as to all those who refuse to give up.  

Themes of death and birth, that cycle of apocalypse and renewal, surrounded me this week. A dear friend’s father died, a good soul who made the planet better for his presence. Another friend hit the magic 28 weeks and breathed a sigh of relief that her unborn child now has the odds in his favor. And in our house? My 9th grade son, who I could swear just started walking yesterday, applied for his Sex License. Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Everyone’s face freezes at forty-five. Seriously. At forty-five, give or take a year or two, Frosty the Face Freezer breathes on us at an unpredictable instant, and the expression we are wearing on our face at that … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes The most wonderful stressful time of the year is upon us. Long lines, visiting relatives, and credit card bills that give bankers a warm, fuzzy feeling in their wallets. But fear not! Bayard & Holmes … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Meet Parker.       We got Parker from the Humane Society when I had a feeling there was a dog waiting there that would be a perfect fit for our family. Parker had been taken back … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Long ago, Holmes and I discussed the fact that we’re no good to each other dead. As we age, we have to work a little harder at that not getting dead thing than we used to. So … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard I turned fifty in 2013, and in my life, I’ve learned that growing old sucks. Small strains take months to heal, old wounds are new aches and pains, and where the young woman I was had the … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Do you ever get ticked off at the strangers around you for doing things you think are thoughtless, rude, or stupid? Yep, I do it, too. So today I’m going to fess up. I’m the one who … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard My teenage baby had her first life setback this week in the form of a blown out knee. Physically, her path will not be a mystery. Surgery, rehab, and a new talent for predicting the weather. Emotionally, … Read the rest

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