Category Archives: family

Little Boys Grow Up

I’ve overdosed on the Royal Wedding. Sniffled as many tears as if Prince Harry were my own son. Why all this emotion? Prince Harry reminds me a lot of my youngest son. They’re the same age. Both good-looking young men … Continue reading

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A Christmas Ornament

It’s December 1993. My dad’s in the hospital. His cancer’s returned. It’s not looking good for him. I’m at home decorating my Christmas tree. I placed all the ornaments on the branches just so, each one reminding me of something … Continue reading

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A Sky Full of Crows

Had a rough night.  My woes and the woes of the world seemed to be in bed with me. When I woke up, the morning was cool and sunny so I decided to take a long walk.  Walk off the … Continue reading

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Wind

It’s a windy, cloudy day. I love wind. I was just out in the front yard, under my big camphor tree, sitting back in my Adirondack chair looking up at the tops of skinny old oaks that swayed back and … Continue reading

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My Sister’s Poem

I touched the moon; it was soft and dusty. I knew it would be. Susan Cowart Norbut 1992

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My Happy Place

It’s been around since forever; retro, cheap and clean. Three mornings a week, May through October, I throw on my swimsuit and head out to our little municipal pool for a swim. When I first hit the water I feel … Continue reading

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My Mother’s China

I’m de-cluttering my house. My summer project. Working my way from room to room. I’m going through kitchen cabinets now and on the very top shelf sits my mom’s china. An attractive pattern with a brown and gray floral border … Continue reading

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Angry Birds!

It started all of a sudden. A blue jay brouhaha right outside the living room window. Five or six angry birds in full combat, screeching and dive-bombing for all they were worth. A cat skulking too near a nest? My … Continue reading

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Visiting Hour

The blue-uniformed tech pushes an oversized chair through the crowded waiting room to make an extra place for us. We sit down, my son next to me, his dad across. It’s the visiting hour. He’s been here two days. Just … Continue reading

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The Vernal Equinox and a Baby Brother

I’m so full of memories these days. A sure sign I’m getting up there. Today is the vernal equinox. My older son, TJ, just sent me a photo of the rising sun from his car. It took me back to … Continue reading

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