An Open Letter

I wrote yesterday about the visit to my Grandpa. Two things really distressed me about that visit: I just felt so helpless. Unable to understand what he tried to say, unable to help, unable to do anything to make it better. Grandpa looked like an Old Man. I’ve seen that Old Man before; in the mall, […]

Finding The Words

This summer, my grandparents moved out of the home my father grew up in, and into a retirement home. It was time. Grandpa has been suffering from failing eyesight and Parkinson’s disease, and living at home was becoming too much. There were too many falls. There was a night spent on the bathroom floor before Grandma […]

mY ThAnksgIviNG VaCAtion

On Thanksgiving Day we went for a walk. Just Meena and me. Meena took pictures of things that interested her. Like broken trees. I took pictures of things that interested me. Like Meena. Meena dropped seeds for the chickadees. Then other animals came. I took pictures of the animals. Meena took pictures of the animals. I took pictures of […]

Curtain Call

When ζach asked me what I wanted to do on my birthday, three things came to mind, but I only told him two: go geocaching together, and have a cake with leftovers that could go to the office the next day (instead of sitting on the counter calling my name for the next week). I didn’t say “take a […]

This Is Wholesome

You may or may not have watched that Honey Maid video, the one that responds to the wholesome-haters. If not, maybe you’ve just become jaded when it comes to viral videos that tug at the heartstrings. Me too. But I decided to watch this one. Not because I’ve seen the original ads – I haven’t. When […]