Saying Goodbye

A high school friend of mine recently reached out to let me know she was going to be in the area and wanted to get together. We each contacted a few more friends, and soon we had a mini-reunion planned. It had been decades since I had seen some of these people...

August 10th, 2023|

The Summer of YouTube

After the third time of running the dryer and seeing that my clothes were still damp, I knew I had a problem. My stomach lurched, and I could hardly swallow past the lump developing in my throat. I hate the helpless feeling that hits me when something I rely on...

July 11th, 2023|

My Summer Reads

Deep breath in. Deep breath out. For the last month, I felt as if I had been holding my breath, unable to completely relax. Every year, I tell myself that I will not get stressed out during the last month of school. And every year...

June 21st, 2023|

Life Lessons

“Mom, I have something I need to tell you.” My son’s voice quivered a bit as he said it, and his face was nervous and pale, so I knew this was serious. I composed my own face to be as neutral and impassive as I could, but inside, my heart...

May 11th, 2023|

Springing into a New Perspective

The days are getting longer, migrating birds are returning from their winter vacation, and tulips and crocuses are emerging from the thawing ground to warm their faces in the springtime sun. April is a time of change and upheaval...

April 17th, 2023|

Coming to America

Walk down the halls of any school between classes, and you are inundated with the excited chatter and banter of kids talking about their classes, their teachers, or their personal lives. But every now and then, you can hear something else...

March 10th, 2023|
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