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A Souvenir from Denmark in Pennsylvania

The Little Mermaid was home in Copenhagen Denmark after visiting Shanghai for the World Expo in 2010.  My husband and I met her on Saturday April 14th on our one week trip to Denmark. The Little Mermaid is from the story of the same name, written by Hans Christian Anderson, and published in 1837.  The Little […]

The Definition Of You

Today when the sun wakes up, find a mirror and smile at the beauty that is you. No one else can define who you are. You are all the words in the dictionary that are strong and good and beautiful. Make your own definition. In Webster’s dictionary, I can look up the definition of words. […]

Ending The Day With Prayer

Friends had stopped by to drop off a black sweater I had left in their car. We had zucchini loaf to share. We talked. We ate. We sat by the fire. Before they left our friends suggested we pray. We stood in the kitchen holding hands. Martha our dog, came and sat on my feet. […]

The Jam on the Counter

This morning when I came into my kitchen. I noticed a butter knife covered in blackberry jam, and jam on the counter. Last night after I had gone to bed, a member of my household came into the kitchen and ate something with jam on it. Then they left the dirty knife and jam residue […]

Rescuing My Grandchildren

When I was driving home from taking my older daughter to school, I saw bulldozers moving earth in the section of the property where my youngest daughter Timber’s frogs Todd and Toddette live. From the road it looked like they had plowed over the pond. I parked in the driveway and walked up the hill […]

Pencils For Denmark

My husband was invited to give a presentation at the DAPUG workshop on New Language Features In Delphi on April 17 and 18th, 2012 at the Hesselet Hotel in Nybork Denmark.  I was invited to attend as a guest.  Jens Fudge was graciously hosting us in his home in Middlefart Denmark before and after the […]

Letters From Japan

I just opened my mail. A large brown manila envelope from Fort Collins, Colorado, postmarked April 19th, 2012. Inside the manila envelope were letters that I had written to Margaret in  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, when I lived at  Haramachi 2-58, Fuji-so, Shinjuku-ku, Japan  from 1983 until I moved to California in 1990, after my wedding […]

Cheese From Denmark

I just got back from the grocery store. I bought the essentials, bread, bananas, sandwich meat, bacon and tomatoes. From the bread aisle I walked right past an island display of cheese.  I wanted to buy Blue Cheese. Our hosts last week in Denmark had served us blue cheese, and I wanted to have a […]

A Little Blue Ribbon

The toilet paper had a thin satin blue ribbon tided around it with a small bow. The end of the roll had been folded into a neat triangle. The toilet paper was suspended from a brass upright hook beside the toilet in the bathroom in the Women’s or Damer bathroom at Hotel Hesselet in Nyborg […]


Hello. Welcome to i paint i write. My name is Pamela, not Pam. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups. I write about my life: my past, my present and my future.  If I my […]