Imagine a woman erased from her family's history. Imagine her being buried in a small town cemetery with no identifying markers on her gravestone, other than she was somebody's wife. What's more, … Continue reading >>
In this heated political climate, I don't want to be in the middle of a family food fight during the holidays. When I visit relatives who have a vastly different stance on the election than me, I will … Continue reading >>
After a brutal campaign
This was one of the most disturbing presidential campaigns ever. The consequences for us and the world are profound, and I'm not sure any of us knows what to expect. … Continue reading >>
We read books to find out who we are. What other people, real or imaginary, do and think and feel is an essential guide to our understanding of what we ourselves are and may become.
-- Ursula K. Le … Continue reading >>
I vividly remember the moment Derek was born. The doctor laid him across my chest and there he was, my first baby -- his round face like a pale moon, his eyes open and unblinking, his little body warm … Continue reading >>
Since 1985, when our youngest child was a baby, our family has vacationed on the beaches of Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
"Doesn't that get boring?" a friend … Continue reading >>