Parenting is Forever

I sometimes bring this letter forward from my archives because there seem to be a lot of people searching for letters to write to their own children.  Originally post March 29, 2011. Dear Child of Mine, Many of my thoughts of parenting represent hope for a better yesterday. I was inspired by watching Maya Angelou […]

Maya and Me

I met Maya in my thirties when I read “I know why the caged bird sings”.  Her experience was not familiar to me and didn’t seem to touch my life. I never caught up with her but I grew because of her. I came to understand the human experience and through the years I bonded […]

Changing Back

I am my attitude. When I get judgmental or resentful or just plain pissy, I change into a fractured, ungrounded person.  Or is it the other way around? I’ve lived through this lots of times.  So why does it take me so long to connect my flopping about with stinking thoughts? Or to get myself […]

A Better Yesterday

My 17-year-old grandson was sitting next to me at dinner last night.  He looked over at me and asked, “How does it feel to look across the table at Dad knowing you used to beat him?” Sucker punch!  We joked our way to another subject, but I want him to have an answer. Dear Grandson, […]