Paying the price: Class of 2020

Paying the price: Class of 2020

There’s a current Facebook activity in the U.S. in which people are posting their senior pictures from high school in a show of solidarity for the #ClassOf2020. When I dug through my old photos to find my senior picture, I was flooded with memories from my last year...
In the time of #Covid-19

In the time of #Covid-19

It’s all a matter of perspective. All this social-distancing, sheltering in place and self-isolating can seem like a curse. But for the glass-nearly-full people, it can be a gift. A gift of time. Time to take a break from the busyness of modern life and reach out –...
The unguarded moments of grief

The unguarded moments of grief

Anyone who’s lost a loved one knows that time doesn’t fill their place in our hearts. We numbly move on, forced to create new routines without them. And as the days roll by, we grow more accustomed to their absence. While we miss them just as much, we know better than...
Writing with words that speak

Writing with words that speak

The poet in me is intrigued by words – not just their meanings, but the rhythms they create and the images and feelings their sound evokes. Does a word march across the page, bold and upright? Or does it dance, twisting and twirling with meaning? Is it solemn or...