Unique Times Celebrating Christmas

Unique Times Celebrating Christmas

My unusual Christmas gift to myself this year involves three separate family dinner events. Three family households live in the snowy north of Minnesota: son Ben and his wife Tina, grandson Marcel, his wife Phaedra plus Zander and Izzy, and grandson Jeffrey, his wife...

Kansas City Art Institute Parents’ Day

What a privilege to visit an exciting, fascinating school yesterday. Mary, my daughter, invited me to join her for Foundation (that’s the freshmen) students Parents’ Day. The morning began in Vanderslice Hall of the Kansas City Art Insitute with a...

Sixty-Nine Years of Memories

Smokey Mountain fall foliage drenched our honeymoon with stunning colors sixty-four years ago. Yesterday, baffling images swirled around me as I celebrated this  anniversary without my partner. Five years of dates before uttering those famous words, “I do”...
The Beauty of Kansas

The Beauty of Kansas

Dazzling green surrounds the gravel roads through the Flint Hills. My sister, Pam and I exit I-35 at Emporia (KS) and drive south through Olpe. Continuing west and south of Olpe, our three-day journey to Arkansas City begins with adventure. We travel to visit...
Writing Saved My Sanity

Writing Saved My Sanity

Fifty-eight years, eight months and twenty-one days after that first, “I do” Rodney Wilson drops to the floor with a “catastrophic brain hemorrhage.” About mid-afternoon the next day the nurse says, “I expect his heart rate and blood pressure to spike and then...