Thankful Tonight

There were empty seats at the table across America today, for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, there will be a lot more people missing Christmas and New Year’s in the next couple of months. This is a certainty. Images of people filling airline lobbies and check-in lines, cars snaking through the freeways. Our frontline medicalContinue reading “Thankful Tonight”

Hope This Finds You Well

In recent weeks, both of my young adult sons have, separately, encouraged me to begin walking regularly, sure that’s all I need to feel better. I agree with them that walking routinely would be helpful and it is a goal, but it’s not the cure. If I’m having a good day, I can handle stairsContinue reading “Hope This Finds You Well”

The Very Definition of Passive-Aggression

Preface:You may want to read the last post, “Until We Meet Again,” before this one. It was a beautiful Saturday in Montana, and we enjoyed a great brunch at the cabin. Drew was very irritated because I’d said breakfast would be at 10. Truth be told, Carol and Catherine were concerned he just might controlContinue reading “The Very Definition of Passive-Aggression”

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

About ten years ago, my uncle was trying to clear out the fruits of his late wife’s bargain hunting skills. She was like the Energizer bunny, always on the move and, as she buzzed around, she was asking questions and conversing all the while. I’m sure she saved a lot of money buying decor, smallContinue reading “The Gift that Keeps on Giving”