Monday, October 16, 2017

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” ~ Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden Sometimes I start writing something that takes me in a direction best explored in my private journal. Writing is like that. It’s awesome. This morning, I’m late here because I’ve been busy there. So back […]

Saturday, October 14, 2017

“When someone asks you where you come from, the answer is your mother. . . When your mother’s gone, you’ve lost your past. It’s so much more than love. Even when there’s no love, it’s so much more than anything else in your life. I did love my mother, but I didn’t know how much […]

Friday, October 13, 2017

“That’s the big question, the one the world throws at you every morning. ‘Here you are, alive. Would you like to make a comment?’” ~ Mary Oliver, Long Life: Essays and Other Writings I wake, heavy, under a blanket of pain. Hello, old friend. It’s been a while. There have been signs for a few days […]

Thursday, October 12, 2017

“At the time I did not know that stories of life are often more like rivers than books.” ~ Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It and Other Stories I read a perfect description, on Paige Strickland’s blog ( of what it feels like to be an adoptee: “It’s like what if I was born with 3 […]