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

Thunderstorms

It’s an August Tuesday afternoon, and I’m at work. It’s not yet 4pm but it’s nighttime-dark outside, thanks to a thunderstorm that’s passing through the DC area. My office is on the 15th floor of a high-rise in downtown Bethesda, MD, and whenever dramatic weather comes through, I can see it from my perch high … Continue reading Thunderstorms