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Save the moms, save the children

Not too long ago, I was there to see the two people pictured above playing together, gathering to themselves all the love and joy that could be mustered, even in times and places that might make it challenging. They are my daughter and my grandson. I've always been cognizant, when the subject of abortion comes... Continue Reading →

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Elections and the Revolution

I know, never discuss religion or politics. Unfortunately, those are two of my favorite subjects. I don't love or hate people based on either their political or religious views. I may or may not engage, and that may or may not be in the form of spirited debates, but there are so many people I... Continue Reading →

Eve

Since you asked (really, you did!), I am still alive. And things are looking up a little bit. Winter was long and hard. It was cold and wet, it was filled with sickness and injuries in my household. I had a major identity crisis, which has alllllmost been resolved. You probably will not believe this,... Continue Reading →

Do not be afraid

I had my regular check-up with my oncologist yesterday. I have these every three months, and they basically consist of blood tests, a chat and a physical exam, checking lymph nodes, etc. It is now a year and a half since I finished treatment, and at every checkup I get a reassuring, "everything looks good,"... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday, Michaela

Hey there baby girl. I just wanted to come and say happy birthday to you, just in case you are out there somewhere, in case you remember that today is your birthday, in case you might be checking in here. It was forty years ago today you were born, at 8:13 p.m., the first time... Continue Reading →

2019 Intention: FEARLESS

I have chosen the word to set my intention for 2019. FEARLESS. Now just give me a moment to pop an Ativan and I'll tell you all about it. I chose this word because I have started out this year a great big giant bundle of fear, and I'm done with it. I thought about... Continue Reading →

Thirty years later

Oh my Lord, this has been such a hard season. The anniversary has come and gone now. Thirty whole years. The remembrance service was beautiful and there were so many wonderful people there. Dear, dear friends, most of them gifts from Michaela, who I don't see nearly often enough. There were two people there who... Continue Reading →

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