Five Minute Friday: Perspective

The clouds of COVID have been my teachers lately. Every afternoon, in the typical Colorado-spring fashion, cumulous begin to form.  Wisps turn into billows, white turns to dark gray.  I see them creeping over the Rockies and warn my kids, “20 minutes until we need to go inside”. Cumulonimbus are soon at my front door. “It’s time. We need to go inside”. We shelter from … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Perspective

Five Minute Friday: Another

I search my playlist for something upbeat.  I need something to transcend the monotony of the daily routine.  I scan for a soundtrack to imitate the spices I am adding to my potatoes. “This Kitchen is for Dancing”.  The sign hangs over my head. I haven’t felt like dancing much lately.  Too much routine, too much introverted space.  I am worn down by the lapping … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Another

A Most Important Fight

The life journey mothers and daughters have, in all the ups and downs, is full of important memories and lessons.  For me, these became even more valuable the day my mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  While the old memories were sweet,  I was bound and determined to also make amazing new ones, and make them we did.  The memories made and lessons learned in … Continue reading A Most Important Fight

Our Brown Paper Bags

“I’m excited to share my bag today!” My daughter Kara, bursting with anticipation, declared her elation to me over and over before going to school.  In Kara’s backpack was a crumpled, plain, brown paper bag that contained two rocks, a rope, and three photos.  Honestly, it was not very exhilarating. In fact, it was extremely ordinary, yet she carried this bag like a rare treasure … Continue reading Our Brown Paper Bags

Fear is a Liar

Fear is a liar. Clammy palms, gangly fingers ripping hearts away from beauty and light and adventure. Drowning out cheers left alone, empty and dark. Fear is a liar. – Fear is a liar. Beady eyes, twisted smile lurking around dreams devouring hope, faith, and truth. Covering the sun blinding with rain, thunder, hail. Fear is a liar. – Fear is a liar. Sickening voice, … Continue reading Fear is a Liar