welcome

 #Reverb12, Day 7: What’s the one thing you want to take with you into 2013?    In years past I have said I’d take my new-found laughter into the next year, or I would take my new-found appreciation for this or that. Those all remain true. I add to this…

Days of Gratitude

November is here along with the frenzied holiday season.  Halloween decorations are being put away until next year; witches are traded for pilgrims.  Holiday recipes are thought about as I exercise in order to make room in my waistline. Exhaustion already permeates the air.  The political season has worn us…

yearbook

If I were to flip the pages of my memory of this past year, glancing at the glossy pages of what has happened, I would marvel at the life that has been recorded.  My life has been a sort of tornado in a calm valley and yet, time has sort…

mourning and reflection

Our streetlights have dimmed a little tonight as we learned about a death in our family.  My husband’s great-uncle passed away this morning and we all feel the heaviness that comes with mourning.  It’s such a heavy blanket to pull over ourselves, an unwelcome one, and yet we do because…

I’m sort of not a big deal.

I love the section in The Little Prince when the narrator, a man we only know as The Pilot, speaks matter of factly about how humans think they are of great importance.  He says that we like to think we are so important and we take up a great deal…

My Big Sister

I am the youngest of three children.  I’ve written about the best big brother a woman could have already, and I am pleased to say he is still the best big brother a woman could have.  I wanted to write about my big sister as part of the launch of…