As this memorable year comes to an end, I’ve chosen my sixteen most popular posts of the year, based on visits, comments, Tweets and Facebook likes. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction to know that I’ve been able to cover a lot of ground with these posts and in a satisfactory way. I
Blog Posts about My Family
The writer’s challenge is always to create the life rather than the theory or the explanation of the life…
The little house is the cocoon for my escape, as smallness is and has been for so many others.
Torrential rains are pouring across our political landscape these days, and sometimes seem about to erode all vision.
Why is it interesting or worthwhile to continue to wonder about the fate of my first cousin?
Expertise is always thrilling… the crucial ingredients are the same: talent, persistence. And heart.
I don’t adore the day because of the early arrival of spring but because it is the birthday of Lucy Cummings, the blessed woman who raised me from birth to age thirteen.
Those of us who are still alive must try to thrive outside of the tight circuit of the myth, which might be summed up in the Biblical phrase, “How are the mighty fallen!”
I understand her decision although it causes me a spasm of regret, as all the dreams abandoned by women do: the great heap of the unrealistic and the unrealizable that lies alongside nearly every woman’s life.
Nostalgia is not my strong suit. Most family rituals, in my experience, long outlive their usefulness… Fortunately, there are exceptions.