Showing up

A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.” — Grace Pulpit The grieving process has so much to teach us, aside from revealing how resilient we can be.  When someone close to us dies, we learn a lot about ourselves, our family, and our friendships. Some people will […]

Father’s Day

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes.”  ~Gloria Naylor This short essay first appeared in the Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) on Father’s Day, 1994, and is included in my story collection, Writing Home. If you’re lucky enough to have your dad around this Father’s Day, please give him a big hug […]

Zen garden

All my hurts my garden spade can heal.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Titled “The Art of Midlife Gardening,” this essay was originally published in Victoria magazine, March/April issue this year. With the editor’s permission, I’m sharing the piece with you while I’m off this week… Last spring, members of our local Master Gardener Society invited […]