Good Friends

Good friends are those you can call to say you have some pie left over from a gathering the night before and they eagerly accept an invitation to a light supper of cheese and wine – and rhubarb custard pie for desert. The evening is spent telling fun stories with lots of laughter. Good food for the soul at any […]

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On Being a Parent

I was watching the kids play on adjacent camp sites, smiling as I listened to the giggles and remembering as I watched the way their bodies moved in strange and fluid ways. It made me very aware of how stiff and achy my body feels – especially in the damp, rainy weather we have been having. Maybe this old frame […]

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The Black Book

These were my mother’s words, written by her hand, words describing her loneliness, her longing for her new husband. What I was reading felt so private, so sacred, but it was also about me, my story, mine. I closed it quickly, feeling shame, and put it back in the box of photos my mother had handed me – the photos […]

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Lunch Date at Saugatuck

We went to Holland State Park this week for the maiden voyage with our new camping trailer. The first day we had heavy, oppressive humidity and frequent showers – perfect for napping and reading and catching up with my blogging buddies. The sunshine forecast for the second of our three-day stay started with fog and clouds, but with faith (in […]

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