Auntie Maude

Auntie Maude

Auntie Maude My (Great) Auntie Maude was a force of nature!  She was strong, opinionated, independent!  For a seven-year-old boy rapt in her love, she was bigger than life! Auntie Maude seemed to be ever present in my young life.  I’m sure she just visited on...
Visit from Mom?

Visit from Mom?

Visit from Mom? I had a very vivid dream a couple nights ago.  Mom was a core part of this dream.  While like most of my dreams, the details are vague, I do remember her and I interacting for “a long time” (in dream time.)  It is not unusual for Mom to visit my...
Lucky and Lonely

Lucky and Lonely

Lucky and Lonely So, I know the title of this vignette is weird.  I don’t mean to imply that I’m lucky because I’m alone.  And, I’m certainly not lonely because of good luck.  There is no implied causality between the two words in the title.  Rather, it is just...
Why I Write

Why I Write

Why I Write Just last fall I started publishing some of my personal writings. I have been writing various snippets since I was a teenager — journals, outpouring of raw emotions, essays. I have never been particularly consistent or disciplined about it. In...