Medice cura te ipsum

Medice cura te ipsum

“Physician, heal thyself” is a proverb that has been used in literary texts from at least the 6th century B.C. The moral of the proverb is that physicians should care for themselves in order to better care for the illnesses of others. Unfortunately for all of us, more...
Welcome to 2024!

Welcome to 2024!

The good news. I’ve finally stopped making a list of resolutions for the new year. The ones I never faithfully accomplished and grew tired of feeling guilty about, like not flossing every day or letting my writing goals slip. What I do want for myself is to say...
Braided Lives

Braided Lives

You can’t make it through childhood without at least one notable event that stands out in your adult memory. For me it was my braids and while I prized them with all my heart, they were a source of conflict every Saturday. Just before dinner, my mother would insist on...
It Was a Dark & Stormy Night…

It Was a Dark & Stormy Night…

Winter 1955 I was in 10th grade, happy to have the house to myself and spend the day reading Frankenstein; Or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley. Frankenstein was first on a reading list I’d been given by my English teacher, Miss Goff. I adored her and how she made...
Genius Loci

Genius Loci

When Jack and I moved to the farm, our first holiday was Thanksgiving. We relaxed and after an early dinner I took Holly out for a walk and met our neighbor Pat. As we walked along he asked me if knew the history of the wet-weather creek that formed the southern...
Missoula or Bust (Part 2)!

Missoula or Bust (Part 2)!

Trip #2 – One late September afternoon I was looking through a box of photos and came across a few snaps from the motorcycle trip. In one, Hank’s mother had taken of us just before we left, we looked like early-days astronauts. My thoughts kept returning to that...