Feathers All Around

Feathers All Around

IT HAS BEEN a long time since I have experienced such a surround of feathers. Unexpected though they always are, it is a phenomenon that began for me in 2011, in the last months of my mother’s life. Walking that difficult road with someone you love is hard,...
What if.

What if.

I AM NOT SURE what to say, what is mine to say. There is so much uncertainty. And also now, so much unrest. Then this scrolls by on Instagram, and the sentiment makes me stop. What if 2020 isn’t cancelled? What if it’s the year we’ve been waiting...
Buddy bear.

Buddy bear.

There are a thousand reasons, I suppose, we are obsessed with the bear. He’s beautiful, for one. Big, and healthy, with a full shiny coat that makes you wonder if he spent any time hibernating this winter. (He sure doesn’t seem to have lost any poundage.)...
Be well.

Be well.

YESTERDAY WE AWOKE to a strange and beautiful scene. It was 5:55 a.m., and through our east window we saw that slight but gorgeous glow the sun casts to let you know it’s moving toward the horizon. (For us, this is the crest of a tall, wide mountain range far in...
Ways to Cope During Social Distancing

Ways to Cope During Social Distancing

THERE IS SO MUCH TO SAY, and also nothing to say, about the feels we’re all experiencing during this scary, awful pandemic. It reminds me of a recurring dream I’ve had for years in which I’m standing silent as I watch a Tsunami approach. Typically in...
This is a (mostly) true story.

This is a (mostly) true story.

THE OTHER NIGHT, not long after Tim had gone to bed but long enough for him to be soundly asleep (60 seconds give or take)–I tiptoed in to join him. My own teeth brushed, my face washed and layer upon layer of promised youth moisturizer applied, I slipped...

Pin It on Pinterest