August 20, 2018

Today is the first day of school in Norfork, where I live. I’m thinking about children, teachers, schools.

I am not numb to the blue skies looking like a flat-top table.

A day to recall memories of teaching grades 7–11 in Needmore, Indiana. Needmore is situated between B...

July 30, 2018

I look back at my Monticello High School years and remember that time as fun, difficult, a little warped. I needed cue cards to maneuver around the corners.

Like other adolescent girls, I suppose, I felt powerful one hour and helpless the next. It was a time of light, a...

November 20, 2017

I have been plotting and planning with a granddaughter about her dad’s birthday.

Thinking about his birthday led me in the opposite direction: toward mothering. His birth changed my life!

Surely that is normal.

Last week my hairdresser showed me a photo of her granddaught...

June 12, 2017

Oh my! I think I was handed what I did not ask for, but maybe what I needed. Most of us are aware of tragedy and comedy in Shakespearean plays, but it’s all over our lives.

My family has been blessed this week with a son and granddaughter visiting, a house full of laugh...

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