This morning, I woke to find an e-mail from the wife of one of my cousins - one of my favorite people. This gal is known throughout the family as warm, sunny, loving, caring, funny. We all look forward to seeing her. A devoted and generous daughter, wife, and mother, and now a beautifully graced … Continue reading On The Practice of Space and Connection
This final week of 2017 I have unplugged from Facebook to the extent that I am, in three day's time, remarkably happier and more unburdened than I have been in five years. Maybe more. The planet continues to have hope and disaster hand-in-hand, but I don't have to read or know about every single detail … Continue reading Loose Ends, Tied.
Home Alone, adult style. All menfolk out of the house for the night. My evening plan to attend the roller derby nixed, though I could have attended had I gone in my own vehicle. (An option left unsuggested.) But, I shall sit outside in the cricketsong and honey-pinking sky against the mountains, with a favorite … Continue reading Harumph.
These last few mornings, before dawn, I have walked the dog. Because my head is thrown back mouth hanging open dazed by all the stars, I have no idea whether or not she has relieved herself of her night holdings. Let's presume "yes", as she has not soiled the carpet (recently). On our walk this … Continue reading Barley September.
Empty nest - what empty nest? Our nest has people. Some are not-quite mine, some (when they visit) are very much mine. Our nest is not empty. There is a dog here, and a man and a teenboy. And me. Not empty. But, it is not full, either. There's an essay going around social … Continue reading Forest Through.
You know my father stands up and sings. And his mother, Melba Shorthill Bradshaw Dawson, she stood and sang. Beautifully. And I bet my newest U.S. passport your grandparents did, too. Stand up men removed their hats (and still should) and sang. Singing our National Anthem is not about sounding good or "talent" or jazzy, … Continue reading Independence Hymn. (My thoughts on singing today.)