Forget The Pain

After the ebullience fades to a warm, muscular fire. After feeling has returned to my fingers and toes, Long after I have swallowed the tears that rise like mountains from the deepest pits of mile 15 Long after I stopped giving kids high fives and smiling at jokes After. After weeks and weeks of hot, […]

The Coventry Carol

Lullay, Thou little tiny Child, By, by, lully, lullay. Lullay, Thou little tiny Child. By, by, lully, lullay. The first time I heard this song, it was not performed in a church candlelit service on Christmas Eve. Luminaria did not line the snowy walks to the castle of a church we attended. The quiet melody […]

Sticks and Stones

Photo credit: Rev Stan My husband has been getting an earful about the Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin dustup within the Miami Dolphins organization. He is good to me, my husband. He lets me rant and rage and he nods his head and he says, “yes,” and “of course,” and “you’re right, dear.” Truth is, none of […]

Ripping Stitches

Last winter I knitted a Harry Potter house sweater for my nephew. He loves it. But his standards are far too low. I told him not to tell anyone I knitted it, because the sleeves were askew, and the supposed roll collar was more of a cowl. I had used a free pattern from some […]

When Fergie Wakes You

I heard Fergie going on about getting it started up in here and blinked awake, mildly frightened. Then a scuffle in the dark living room, as two of my people passed each other in the dim morning light. Fergie approached, her wailing reaching volumes my sleepy ears wanted to repel. “My alarm won’t turn off!” […]