A smelly(good) post

Have you given much thought to the strength of sense-memory?  How a particular smell can immediately bring to mind people, places or events in your life? Though I demanded very little in the planning of my wedding, I just had to have gardenias in my bridal...

The conviction of a mother

It occurred to me while I was in the shower. ten thousand tears splattered glass bleeding tributaries invisible walls cry out desperate to be heard a crimson tee shirt hangs over the side of the tub, and through glass illusion i hear the song. *  * ...

The paradox of my father’s bedside manner

The way my father expressed TLC sometimes tilted toward the rough and gruff, but there was no mistaking it as Love In Action; and it provided substance for some of my earliest childhood memories. Sometimes I think there's something wrong with me, though:  my...

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