Miracles happen

It is Easter Sunday. I’m tucked into my chair in the corner of the dining room where I can watch the birds at the feeder and the deer stroll through the yard on their quest for easy food. The sky is a little grey. On a normal year, this would be the first big family […]

Light from the dark places

“Ring the bells that still can ring, Forget your perfect offering. There’s a crack in everything, That’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen died this week. While I may not have cared for his vocal stylings, you cannot deny the man was a gifted poet. The words above are lyrics from his song Anthem […]

Family Ties

My father comes from a family of letter-writers and journal keepers. There’s no shortage of written material that tell the story of his family. The collections are precious, although I’m not sure my father is convinced they are anything special because he keeps threatening to throw them out. My mother, on the other hand, has […]