Thanksgiving Cast Away

I was finishing the last of Thanksgiving dinner clean-up when I called my grandmother. She lives two hours away, and…

Lessons from Kindergarten Zoom

One day, the kindergarteners were being tested over Zoom. It was loud. So-and-so’s family didn’t read the email and couldn’t…

Our Teddy

“He has an obstruction in his intestines,” the vet said over the phone, his accent strong, some of his words…

Keep the Inheritance

Sometimes I think about Teta, the short old lady with the coke-bottle glasses and Clairol-red hair. My grandmother.  I have…

The Pause

Right now, many of us are experiencing a barrage of uncomfortable feelings stemming from this unprecedented global pandemic. Stress. Worry.…

Leaning in, Letting Go

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about getting better at spotting and identifying what is and what is not for…

Wayfarer

I stayed up too late and woke up the next morning later than I wanted, and then had to make…

Moving an Inch

It’s almost July. More than half of 2020 is over, and life since March has felt like a blur, partly…