The turkeys are busy these days — these guys were singing back and forth across the street. Continue reading Turkey time
If my brain were a landscape, this would be it … and that’s why it’s time for a change. Continue reading On going fallow
We so often experience something for the last time without realizing it. I’m thankful for this set of #MondayMemories. Continue reading One year ago yesterday
I’m finding that haiku is a surprisingly helpful tool for getting memories on the page. Here’s one about a tooth … and the Easter bunny.
#MondayMemories Continue reading Haiku, memoir and the Easter bunny
Where do these memories come from? Today I woke up thinking about a young girl from Laos … I last saw her forty years ago — but I visited her once-upon-a-time house today.
#MondayMemories Continue reading Recalling Maria
Watching Leo’s coat change caused me to reflect that hardships do more than challenge us … Continue reading Beauty from challenge
March 3 — Girls’ Day — dismayed me, as a newly divorced woman in Japan. But it probably also helped me find my unexpected path toward parenthood. Continue reading Happy Girls’ Day
A snap decision or comment can have a major impact on our lives. So can a few snowflakes. (Thank goodness!) #MondayMemories Continue reading Second-chance snow
I live in the Land of Best-Laid Plans — as in the ones that go astray. The latest iteration is how my plan to teach memoir writing classes online is evolving … Continue reading Those Best-Laid Plans …
Sometimes it’s fun to go back to the beginning. Here’s one of the first versions of masala chai I experimented with back in 2007 or 2008. Continue reading Make your own masala chai