Clinging

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

A New Year

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

Three-Letter Word

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

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…