Souvenirs of Soul

If objects have the power to connect me to people who are no longer here, then maybe they really do possess a kind of magic. And if they are magic, …

Winning

Perhaps the secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company. Rachel Naomi Remens My maternal Grandfather collected his dearly …

Cups of Tea

Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone. …

The Eyes Have It

The best way to take care of the future is to take care of the present moment. Thich Nhat Hanh There is a something in the autumn of life that …

A Mother’s Panache

After her death, my father divulged that he almost broke his engagement to my mother because she rebuffed his request to drive with both feet on the floor board. Sounds …

Mommie’s  Brownies

What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate. Katherine Hepburn My mother loved Katharine Hepburn. She was enthusiastic enough about her to wake …

Handy

Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces. Rumi Lifelong friendship with a group of folk is like a good marriage. The only mandate in gathering together is to …

Oyster Time

There’s no greater pleasure than a bag of books. D Mounger Once I was gifted with a tender need to pause over the personal tattoo. An ancient veteran serving with …

All Through the House

When I was a little girl, we would leave Tupelo, Mississippi early on Christmas Eve and head to Yazoo City to join my grandparents, aunt and uncle, spouses and seven …