My forever friend

Maggie died on June 17, 2020. My heart is broken. She was the dog of my lifetime. Some may understand. I feel I have lost a dear friend. Maggie and I had a relationship, a deep, knowable, living, loving connection. For nearly eleven years, after school and practice and bedtime stories and baths and homeworkContinue reading “My forever friend”

Open Your Ear Hole – Morning Song

The birds sing and caw, they chirp and twitter chattering a good morning song.  Some wail as if to say – “I am here” – others knock and pop their beaks hammer-like against the strong trunk of their home.  Still too, some sing and sing – lost in their own song.  Together, the symphony ofContinue reading “Open Your Ear Hole – Morning Song”

Birds, Rams, Two Coasts, and the Mind

Two big things happened this week in sports on oppostie coasts with roots in Richmond, Virginia. Read on for a common denominator you might not expect. Birds The Seattle Seahawks took down the only undefeated team in the NFL, the San Fransisco 49er’s on Monday night in overtime.  Quarterback, Russell Wilson who is up for theContinue reading “Birds, Rams, Two Coasts, and the Mind”

Fifteen Fatherless Years

Today is fifteen years since my sister called me and asked if Mike was home. Her next statement was: “Dad died today.” He was 66 and in perfectly good health.  A slender and active, golf obsessed, 8-year widower. This is the call nobody wants.  Out of the blue.  No warning.  It happened in his parked carContinue reading “Fifteen Fatherless Years”