The girl
The girl

She is me 1970.  Haphazard ponytail, jeans too short , living in my books.  Officially her name is "New Heights of Knowledge: Faraway Places" by sculptor Gary Lee Price, but she found me in a Santa Fe gallery and sits in my office as a reminder of who I will always be. 

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On the road
On the road

I split my time between two states and have put more than 85,000 miles on my Prius in a few years- a small price to pay for having places to go and people to see

Not fade away
Not fade away

A recent study determined that considering several economic, safety and satisfaction indexes, being a newspaper reporter has now supplanted lumberjack as the worst job in America. I am grateful to have experienced much better days. 

My guy
My guy

After nearly two decades together, it turns out that a cop and a journalist actually can live in relative -- and usually interesting-- peace. It doesn't hurt that he does the Sunday Times puzzle in ink. 

Wide Retriever
Wide Retriever

Lily serves as muse, office manager and frequent footrest. I am not the kind of empty-nester who would dress my dog up every Halloween -- if she didn't enjoy it so much. 

Mohn means "poppy"
Mohn means "poppy"

My family name is Mohn - the German word for "poppy." Considering the German tradition of last names being associated with a trade -- it could mean my ancestors were florists- or drug dealers. I'm going with florist.