What does Christmas mean to you? As I walk the malls, I see people carrying lists, packages, boxes, and crying children. Why are the children crying? Aren’t they supposed to … Continue reading The Christmas Trap
Tis the season to get your mother’s Betty Crocker book down from the shelf in your kitchen. Dust it off, and crack it open. The pages are covered with sticky … Continue reading The Reluctant Cookie Baker
“The opposite of love is not to hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the … Continue reading The Gathering Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Early Irish Immigrants I am lucky I have never been raped, sexually abused, or beaten I have never been homeless, hungry, or unemployed I have never had my husband, … Continue reading I am Lucky
It is raining. I am feeling happy. My friends in the Midwest would probably not agree with me. Rain in the Midwest is an unwanted guest. It arrives at graduations, … Continue reading Bring on the Rain
Finding an old friend is like finding a lost treasure. Anthony Douglas Williams I don’t remember much about my High School classmates. What are their memories of me? I didn’t … Continue reading Forty Plus Years Later
A walk along a creek brings back memories of my husband, Sumio. My family and I used to go camping when I was a child. My grandfather would patiently sit … Continue reading Why didn’t I learn to fish?
I almost felt like I was entering an ashram when I opened the old wooden door and heard the bells ringing, but the building quickly made itself known as an … Continue reading One Night Stance in Bisbee, AZ