Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Revolving Door Parade

      The revolving door in front of the hospital keeps moving and moving, even when there is not a soul around. I sit and wait for my father and step-mother to enter. There are ebbs and flows of people.    There … Continue reading

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Wife, Mother, Widow

      This evening I attended a wake for a colleague who lost her husband. Her children are with her, rubbing her back, leaning in to share a private word. The family prays the rosary in Spanish. The repetitions of the … Continue reading

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The Search for the Perfect Travel Mug

  The Search for the Perfect Travel Mug   Yes, I have finally found the perfect travel mug.  No leaking, no moving parts, easy clean up.  I am tickled. That is, until I am washing my hands in the bathroom with a … Continue reading

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The 60-Minute Intersection

I get comfortable in the coffee shop sitting at a table looking out the front window. I am at the intersection of Church and Grove Street. I see many sights. My vantage point has a black band across it, part … Continue reading

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Darth Vader

Darth Vader has moved into my home, more specifically into my kitchen.  It all began several weeks ago.  I began noticing puddles on my kitchen counter. I found this to be a big problem, as this counter is used for … Continue reading

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