In her I see myself Traces of the past Fragments of my being Bonded by shared auras   At times I want to hold her close Protect her from the storm Shield her from my mistakes   At times I want her to fly Understand her need for freedom Know some souls aren’t meant to be bound   At times I want to laugh Remember … Continue reading Daughters

Still Alice

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.” My grandfather was diagnosed with dementia in 1995. At that time an official diagnosis of Alzheimer’s was suspected, but could not be confirmed without an autopsy. … Continue reading Still Alice

Second Opinions

Human beings are innately social creatures. From birth, we find ourselves belonging to a series of associations. We spend our lives striving to make connections, whether personally, professionally, or spiritually. Moving among family ties, peer groups,  work organizations, and interest based alliances, we spend our time interacting with others with whom we share a common interest.  As we traverse this endless cycle, it is only … Continue reading Second Opinions

Handmade Tales – Homemade Mozzarella

     We had a small, intimate wedding in our backyard. It was a family affair with everyone pitching in to help. My daughters were my bridesmaids, and my young nephew was the ring bearer. My son gave me away. We practiced marching down the aisle as my dad pretended to officiate. Accompanied by the music of Michael Buble, we sashayed through my parents’ garden, … Continue reading Handmade Tales – Homemade Mozzarella