Feeling Lucky

Every year in our household, we run outside at midnight on New Year’s Eve. We shout and bang pots and pans to scare away the old year and welcome in the new one...

January 9th, 2023|

The Power of a Favorite Song

In my dream, I am walking through a summer meadow, hazy sunshine shimmering off deep grasses as brightly colored butterflies flutter lazily on nearby wildflowers. I pause to breathe in the sweet summer air...

December 8th, 2022|

The Need for Rest

My son got married last weekend. It was a beautiful fall day. The air was balmy with the scent of false summer. The cloudless sky shone a lustrous shade of blue. And the trees displayed all their brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow...

November 3rd, 2022|

Take Time for Poetry

As an elementary student, I disliked studying poetry. The teacher would hand out mimeographed copies of a poem, and we all sniffed the paper, more interested in the smell of the ink and the warmth of the paper fresh out of the machine than we were in the words that were written on it...

October 5th, 2022|

Coming Home

In these early days of September, it is difficult to let go of summer. The days are still hot and dry. The sun still sets late in the evening. And memories of idyllic vacations are still fresh in our minds...

September 19th, 2022|

Saying Goodbye to Summer

My dad loves to tell the story about my first day of kindergarten. He can vividly remember my pink dress and white, lace-edged socks, and he can describe in detail how he watched from the front door as my brothers and I walked away toward school, the boys marching ahead confidently…

August 18th, 2022|
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