Jul 23 2014
The beat goes on. If you’re of a certain age that phrase will quickly conjure up an image of Sonny & Cher. They were rock and roll royalty. Top Forty titans if you will. The song, written by Sonny, paints a lyrical portrait of changing times. “The Charleston was once the rage, uh huh History has turned the page, uh huh Grocery store’s the super mart, uh huh Little girls still break their hearts, uh huh”… Read More
Jul 1 2014
As I wrote the title for today’s post, I thought back to the title of Grace Paley‘s story collection, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute. One of the great titles ever. Do enormous changes ever come upon us in any way, other than the last minute? We apply ourselves each day. We show up. We practice our craft. We love the people we love. We try to be good friends. To be kind. Compassionate. We soften into life, like velveteen rabbits. And then… Read More
Jun 25 2014
Jun 1 2014
Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, that children understand; their stories and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers and fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the water of their lives.
This weekend is Mother’s Day and all the moms will hopefully get some TLC and recognition for their work on what can sometimes be the battlefield known as mothering. “You know mothers and daughters” is often what you hear when mothers and or daughters are complaining about the other. Because as joyful as it is – it is full of real struggles. I don’t know any other relationship that can go from totally full on high-octane anger and accusations to… Read More