Vulnerable

There is something about going through a difficult time that makes me feel unprotected, uncovered. It’s sort of like the emotional version of how I felt in the days following 9/11…where I sort of sprinted to my car as if a plane would fall out of the sky at any...

Christmas Lights

White Pine, Red Cedar Evergreen decked in strands of web separated by wind ushering in winter. Once summer’s home to spider’s fare of fly and flea now flown and barren blown down, a single hair of hoarfrost catching crystals. Sparkle, twinkle single thread...

I Assumed

Back in December I made a mistake. I’m sure I made more than one, but this one hit me on the head. Every December for many years I have spent one evening out with a group of friends. We exchange gifts, talk about the year past and the year coming. We laugh. And...

Remembering Home

I close my eyes and, effortlessly, I’m a child again, sitting in my parents’ blue Plymouth Reliant, riding in the dark along WI-29. Heading home. Everything is perfectly still, except for the rhythmic thunk…thunk…thunk as our wheels speed over...

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