Tag: life lessons

A Handful of Lemons: Seven Things I’ve Learned So Far in 2019

Your kids go back to the places you took them years ago but the places aren’t as special as they remember. They’re worn out, faded, smaller than their recollections and they are disappointed. You’re not surprised. No place keeps the glow it had when… Continue Reading “A Handful of Lemons: Seven Things I’ve Learned So Far in 2019”

Hazard

A workman’s nail Rusting on concrete Thorns of poisonous weeds In a vase on the table A fish with teeth We never imagined Gloves folded In the bottom drawer   ________________ The Daily Post: Puncture Photo: Stanislav Stajer

Gift to a Little Girl

People think I’m kidding when I tell them my dad taught me to swim by throwing me off the end of the dock. They think it’s hyperbole. It’s not. But it’s a half-truth. He did throw me off the dock but he didn’t teach… Continue Reading “Gift to a Little Girl”

Dear Young Mom

Dear young mom, You look at me and see a grandmother who had her chance. You figure what I could tell you about being a mother would begin and end with a rotary phone. Nothing I know would apply now in this whole different… Continue Reading “Dear Young Mom”

The 4:00 A.M. Breakfast Club

The light was on in the kitchen and then the small light in the dining room. I saw my daughter setting out a placemat, a bowl and a spoon, a box of corn flakes. Of course, a box of corn flakes. She always ate… Continue Reading “The 4:00 A.M. Breakfast Club”

The Joy of Plan B

It’s a bitch to be cornered so I try to avoid it. I admire people who are cornered by illness or poverty who just put their heads down and barrel through it, enduring without complaint and emerging triumphant, maybe dead but triumphant. You’ve seen… Continue Reading “The Joy of Plan B”

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