Another Day to Smile

Costa Rica! Arriving in San Jose

We got home late New Year’s night after traveling for our son’s wedding, and it was bitterly cold. Below zero, cold. The kind of cold that overworks your central heating

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The Alligator in my Pond

“Huh.” I say, looking out my kitchen window as I rinse the last dirty dish. “There’s an alligator in the pond.” And there he lays, just as pretty as can

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It’s a Matter of Trust

All his life, I’ve been there for him. I’ve been the sounding board for ideas, concerns, hopes, disappointments. I stayed up through the night, holding the puke bucket or rocking

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More Precious Than Jewels

  “Hey, Mom! I met this girl…” It was my oldest son calling, just a few months after leaving home for college. His voice was tremulous. Perhaps he thought I

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Into Rebel Lands

Day two of our road trip began with the groans of a teenage boy whose plan to sleep late was oh so rudely interrupted by his mother going, “Time is passing! Let’s

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On the Road Again

“On the road again, I just can’t wait to get on the road again.” Anyone who knows me knows this song may as well have been written for yours truly.

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