Category: people


Dear Kim, Yesterday at work, a little boy wandered in front of the desk and finally stopped to ask if he could borrow a pencil. (Months ago I brought in a small stash of Blackwing pencils which are the greatest pencils ever made and… Continue Reading “Generosity”

Life Update (and a story)

I have a full-time job with benefits for the first time since 1984. Gosh, it sounds funny to even write that. As a stay-at-home mom and then a caregiver to my dad, I’ve worked full-time forever. And I’ve had great benefits. The kind “real”… Continue Reading “Life Update (and a story)”

Top Fives

Three Top Fives of 2018. Top five books — Les Miserables, The Hate U Give, Imitation of Christ, Conscience, and the whole series of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. Top five places I visited — Ales Stenar (the sun-ship in Sweden), Troldhaugen (Edvard Grieg’s home in… Continue Reading “Top Fives”


One day I found myself Staring at the clear blue water Of the pool And marveling at the fact That I could not see A single drop All that liquid In front of me And my eyes could not distinguish One single drop —… Continue Reading “Small”


Seven years ago Bruce sat next to me on a flight out of Nashville. We both changed planes in Detroit and there I frantically wrote down as much of our conversation as I could remember. His heavy southern drawl forced me to listen to… Continue Reading “Bruce”