Things lately

IT'S BEEN HARD RECENTLY to know what to write here. I've started a few posts, but nothing felt like it was coming together. Today, however, is the Winter Solstice, and as we noted in our eulogy, nobody anticipated the Solstice with more eagerness than our mom. Her fervent hatred of cold weather was unparalleled. And, … Continue reading Things lately

Eulogy for Rosemary

My mom's memorial service was yesterday. Pfoutz Valley UMC was packed - it's not a big church, but still, we had to bring out extra chairs. It was an altogether lovely tribute to her - we think she'd have been pleased and possibly even impressed. My sister and I worked on the eulogy  together, and … Continue reading Eulogy for Rosemary

I ate my feelings today

I AM FEELING RATHER RAW after yet another school shooting yesterday. Here we are again - AGAIN! - having the same debate. Nothing has changed.  (Much) more on that in a sec. I wasn't making any friends or changing any minds on social media as I got into it with strangers, and couldn't think of … Continue reading I ate my feelings today