Christmas bounty

Today was one of strange enchantments...snow, family, christmas presents under a tree, all those things familiar like a picture postcard. But equally unique because it is in all my favorite colors. David's my blue. As stepdads go, he's my favorite shade. Mom's my vibrant and demanding red, full of blush and passion yet not quite …

Merry Christmas

Dashing through the snow...Yes, it is blanketing the ground. I just went outside in these first few minutes of christmas and was the first to traverse the white shroud that is already two inches with more expected. I tell you, it is a real christmas treat for me to see this. My favorite christmas tradition …

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…

So I've come to Cleveland for rain. The snow is holding up in the west just to tease me. You want me to beg. Is that it? Well, forget about it. I've better things to do. Ask me tomorrow. As for mom and me,it's all raw and fresh and open which is new. Last night …

mothers and daughters revisited

There are all the memories a person could want hanging on your wall. Pictures of the strangers that share our blood...pictures of us. The family tree ain't what she used to be. You say that it's your fault and for this I agree. You are sitting there crying about what? I do not know. You …

The boy…

The boy is gone tomorrow. Leavin' on a jet plane for CA. Somewhere outside of LA LA Land. Out of sight, out of mind. I took a nice parting gift from him...one he didn't mind giving. I'll just say that I liked him more than I am comfortable admitting and not enough to say more …