Nothing Loved is Ever Lost

2020 has sucked. It has really sucked. I lost my mom in June. Lost my mother in-law in September. And lost Miss Kitty, who was 20 years young, this week. “The earth will never be the same againRock, water, tree, iron, share this greifAs distant stars participate in the pain. A candle snuffed, a falling... Continue Reading →

I Can’t Hear You

I have a love hate relationship with the face-mask. Mostly hate. My Mom is hearing impaired. She reads lips. Due to her declining health, she is in hospice care. Everyone must wear a mask because of the virus. Mom cannot hear people who wear masks. Those who lip read like my Mom watch the whole... Continue Reading →

Family, Holidays & Silence

I found the following description fitting for me this year: “Families are inherently unmanageable — ragtag armies at times, yet with a unity even they don’t fully understand. Someone is always pulling a thread, throwing the whole thing askew. Yet the threads remain, binding us to one another even when geography and other priorities pull... Continue Reading →

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