I know we are well past Valentine's Day weekend, but I have carried my grandmother Rosa's love story in my back pocket since I began collecting stories to tell. I consider that I'm either late for this year or early for the next, but some love stories never get old, and this may be the … Continue reading My Romantic Grandmothers
She was a gentle spirit who sang her prayers, but even the saintly have limits. She was an artist, a singer, a storyteller. She was a mother, a daughter, a wounded healer sought out by her neighbors for comfort and answers. She was my hero, my teacher, my friend. She was crafts and science projects … Continue reading Sweet Lemonade Out of Wrinkly Limes.
He would have 63 years old today; instead, he died at 23. It is ironic that a quiet, shy and gentle young man that did not smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol would have his life end this way — an innocent victim of a senseless act of violence by an angry man with a gun, … Continue reading Sixty-Three
Alternate title: Ugly Sweater in the eye of the beholder Lonnie Delopas rummaged through her carry-on looking for the earbuds she threw in there at the last minute. She would listen to music instead of trying to read. She had been on edge since she woke up this morning. She felt a difference in the … Continue reading A Spirit of Christmas Past
From the movie Analyze This (Robert De Niro … Continue reading With the Mouth She Kisses My Kids
I read another sad post the other day about relationships and the conundrum/riddle of forgive and forget. I believe one can forgive someone for hurting us and continue life without resentment or hold a grudge toward that person. Without going to any textbook explanation, but rather based on pure personal observation, I believe that not … Continue reading There is no magic to forgive and forget