Category Archives: Motherhood

Prima Ballerina

Daddy was shopping for flowers again. It’s spring, of course. But he’ll shop for flowers any time. Tulips for near the curb. Iris for the side yard. Azaleas for anywhere. The other day he was on a mission for a … Continue reading

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Distilling a Life…

How to distill a life onto a piece of granite? Should there be a quote? A picture? Does “beloved” go up top or at the bottom? Early drafts had a ballet slippers but they were stiff and ugly. Sabrina and … Continue reading

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Day in the life of a Knee

The waiting is over. The surgery is over. The professionals hustle Jessamyn into her clothes and then into the wheelchair and out to my car. It’s exactly 43 days since Jessamyn fell screaming to the floor during a volleyball game. … Continue reading

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Hamilton To-Go

Last spring we were in the throes of my mother’s Stage IV lymphoma, the chemotherapy, the drug deliveries to the house, the enormous uncertainties ahead. “Are you in pain?” doctor asked her. “What do you mean by pain?” Mama asked … Continue reading

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Go to Hospital for help. Get shot in chest.

Every family has a weak spot. Some families have a propensity for alcohol. Some have gambling addiction. Some have hoarders. Or autism. Or myopia. I once knew a family with three sons. Every one of them required surgery for club … Continue reading

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