The key to being able to truly feel gratitude is to want less and accept more. I say this, of course, after already having lived a life that has been abundant with many things but knowing that it’s possible and common to have great… Continue Reading “Some Things Take a Long Time to Learn”
That we caught Swirl after he chewed up Howard’s favorite little flashlight but before he could destroy my stapler. That much of my family ascribes to the practice of going out and coming back in again as a way to deal or not deal… Continue Reading “I’m Grateful…”
Last night, I reached into the oven to pull out a beautiful pumpkin pie, one with a surface so burnished and glassy you could skate on it, and as I lifted the pie from the rack, it flipped in my toweled hands and the… Continue Reading “99 New: Extra Creamy”
Bless teenagers who walk in the door mad and morose but let themselves be brightened by the day and the food and the people who ask what they’re thankful for and then listen to the entire, very long, list. If we give up too… Continue Reading “Five Thoughts on Thanksgiving 2017”
Mares eat oats And does eat oats And little lambs eat ivy A kid’ll eat ivy, too Wouldn’t you?
Today is my father’s birthday. He was born November 25, 1913. Incredibly, I didn’t know that until he died and I read the date on the card the funeral director handed me when I walked in to my father’s service in 2003. He died… Continue Reading “Smile Everlasting”
On this Thanksgiving Eve, 1. I bought pants. 2. I have a tragedy hangover. 3. I appreciate the words of a friend about Thanksgiving being a time to rest from the chaos of the world. 4. I was sad to see that B. Smith… Continue Reading “10 Things on Thanksgiving Eve”