On A Permanent Broken Heart…

I have written quite a bit about broken hearts. Mostly, my own. The broken heart I am usually referring to is the one that was fixed almost a year ago. My talented surgeon filled the hole in my heart and sent me on my way. This week I experienced a different type of broken heart.…
Read More

In The Bleak Midwinter…

Ah, January… Endless, frozen, dismal, and almost entirely void of anything even close to resembling joy. We soldier on, going about our business and living our lives. We tell each other that the winters make us hale and hearty and that they “keep the riff-raff out” in an effort to be good sports. We gravitate…
Read More

On A Numb And Frozen December

Christmas is behind us — thank God. It is always the worst time of year for me, and this year was no different. Plus, there was the added pleasure of -40 degree weather. Everything was frozen and numb this holiday season, myself included. My go-to way of staying sane during December — working as many…
Read More

On Going Home…

I often hear my friends talk about going “home” for visits and holidays.  I know that they mean going to their parent’s homes, maybe their grandparent’s, or to other relatives that live in their home towns.  Hearing that has always gnawed at me, mostly because I was jealous.  I haven’t had a “home” to go…
Read More

On 25 Years Without A Father…

I am the baby of my family. A tail-ender far removed in both age and memories from my older siblings. My parents were forty years old with five children when I showed up in 1971, and they had to “start all over again”.  I was in my early elementary years when my last sibling graduated…
Read More