Old Dog, New Tricks

One of the things I love about my sons as adults is that they are now the teachers, and I truly enjoy learning from them. Currently my younger son is teaching me about alternative rock, and I’m loving it. Context: I’m working on a new book with a working title of “Maisie’s List.” The protagonist is…

Legacy

I am a firm believer in making the most of each moment of your life. Being a person who spends a lot of time in imaginary worlds, this is a trait I work on consciously with varying degrees of success. I said I believe it. I didn’t say I was good at it. Anyway, I…

Jane

“My mom’s name is Jane.  She is 81 years old, and she is failing.” I wrote that five months ago. July, 2016. It is January 2017, and I should have known better. My mom is a survivor. My son said, “Stop calling us home to say goodbye, and then the people don’t die.” When I…

The Spirit of the Season

Just now I have decided to stop rushing around–just for a few moments–and breathe in the spirit of the season. I am a “Christmas-all-year” kind of girl, and so when I can, I sit and allow the beauty and wonder to become part of me so that I can carry them with me wherever I go…