The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

I HAVE STARTED THREE BLOG POSTS since my last one, and all of them have gone stale in my drafts folder. Yet, the urge to write does strike me occasionally, and this week it smacked me upside the head as if to say, here's your next post. A year ago this month, I was dealing … Continue reading The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

O, the Cussedness of Winter

AS MENTIONED IN a recent post and in the eulogy my sister and I wrote, our mom put remarkable effort into hating everything about winter. Rosemary hated the cold and the dark. She hated snow and ice. She hated how the threat of bad weather might impact her ability to travel somewhere, so much so … Continue reading O, the Cussedness of Winter

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