Approaching the first day of spring, I think about how we are entering a new season in so many ways. … More

Birthday Wishes

When you are young, birthdays are milestones. Becoming a toddler. Finally in school. Teenager. Sweet Sixteen. Voting age. Drinking age. … More


It’s February, my birthday month. This will be the last year of my thirties, which somehow managed to be one … More

A New Year

Happy New Year, everyone! Another year came to a close, another winter break over. The kids and I didn’t do … More

Three-Letter Word

The other day I was driving to pick up my curbside order of groceries and it hit me that I … More

Thanksgiving Cast Away

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

Our Teddy

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

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 … More