I forgot

September 26, 2019

I was listening to an audiobook the other day. It’s called The Bright Hour: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Nina Riggs. “One small spot,” the doctors said. That’s how it all started. It hasn’t been an easy read. I lost my mother to complications related to breast cancer. It’s bringing up a lot […]

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14,000 Things

May 12, 2017

Yesterday Ron’s sister would have been forty years old. She was killed in a car accident when she was 21. I happened to be talking to a friend yesterday who has brain cancer. The meds are hard on her. “But you know what,” she said to me, “I am so happy to be alive. I […]

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December 1, 2016

My mother passed away nine years ago on November 30th at 3:07 pm. I am in the kitchen this morning. We are getting ready for the day. My mother’s collection of snowmen are on display. The kids are near ecstatic because their “elf on a sheft” aka “Elfy” came last night even though it’s not officially […]

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