Category Archives: memories

It’s Valentine’s Day & I’m Seeing Red


So. This is Valentine’s Day. How’s your heart? Mine is a seething volcano of wtf- is-the-matter-with-otherwise-sensible-people-today, which is probably why I’m breaking a nearly yearlong blog silence to give you some true love in rough fashion. First, let me establish … Continue reading

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For my father-in-law, Downer


Mostly, I have written here about writing. But sometimes,  in a life of writing, things happen and then there is no way forward but through. Downer, I wrote this for you a long time ago.  Now I imagine I read it to you … Continue reading

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April Throwback Thursday: A Storybook


Of all the lame social media/facebook trends out there to which I wish I wouldn’t succumb (“What Avengers Character are you? Let’s Play!”), I admit there is one I actually like and even value. Throwback Thursdays have given me the … Continue reading

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Helen


I spent last night laughing out loud with my sister about the holes in the kitchen wall of the house where they all lived years before I was born. My sisters, early acclimated to tornado weather and our parents’ fights, used … Continue reading

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