allowed

I told my daughter. Apologized because I had not shared enough. Not enough about then. When I was younger and I allowed. Or didn’t know I could / should disallow. Nothing horrible happened to me. Thank the Universe. But not everyone is as fortunate. And no, I did not experience what could permanently harm. Yet. … More allowed

06.11.18

the day picked for you you had no choice but it fits a June birthday at least I believe so because to me you are sunshine you are the blond head of hair the hospitable one the welcomer capable of addressing anyone perhaps you sometimes think of yourself as winter gray to me, you are … More 06.11.18

brown eyed girl

I am a song lyric person. I believe I’ve mentioned it before in my blog. When I hear a song, I often think of a person. I relate the song, based on the lyrics, to a person I know or have known. Not always, but sometimes. Often, actually. Brown Eyed Girl. A classic. And I … More brown eyed girl

18 summers

Happy birthday to the loveliest of daughters….mine! Today she turns 18, and I’m reminded of what I’d say is the best parenting advice I ever heard. You only get 18 summers. It’s cliche but the years do fly by and then BOOM(!), it’s over. No longer children. The realization that a chapter of life is … More 18 summers

graduation day

I graduated high school thirty years ago next week….May 30, 1986. My daughter graduates high school today, May 26, 2016. I’ve always found our thirty year age difference interesting and it’s made it easy to remember exactly how old she is [or in reality, how old I am]. She’s my second and final offspring to … More graduation day

eating

Here I am happily walking back from our neighborhood donut store. First of all, I feel quite privileged to live within walking distance of a donut store. And not only that, it’s actually the best donut store [yes, that’s my opinion, but I consider myself an expert, thank you] in my city.  I would throw … More eating