Category: Life


I found a little notebook that my mother probably┬ákept in her purse in the mid-to-late-1980s. The notes inside cover a huge span of topics: She even wrote a cheat sheet for my husband’s siblings. He has eight brothers and four sisters, so she wrote… Continue Reading “Misunderstood”


In the spirit of “Leaning In,” I offered to help my father write some letters. During December I felt trapped, much the way a mother of a toddler feels. I remember being home with small children and wondering what it would be like to… Continue Reading “Trapped”


Yesterday was a rush-rush day. I had too many things to do in the available hours. Around 4:30 PM, I made a quick run into the grocery store. The wind was gusty and frigid as I dashed for the door. In between the open… Continue Reading “Delight”