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Waiting

Waiting

I wake in the night. I lay quietly for a while hoping sleep will set in. Out of the corner of my eye I see slow, intermittent sparks of light pass the window. It feels at this hour as if I have access to other worldly powers. I lay in the silence for some time,...
Take Good Care of Yourself

Take Good Care of Yourself

I’d assume if you’re a person of a certain age, you have found yourself Googling symptoms x, y, or z at some point in your life. I’ve had a couple scares over my lifetime, or someone I love has, and have surfed through sites in search of symptoms that might point me...
The Best Worst Dog Ever

The Best Worst Dog Ever

Our impulse “Ca-Ching”, love at first site, there’s no turning back now, pet store purchase 15 years ago, is now snoozing away his Sunday afternoon on the couch—as long as I stay beside him. If I move, he follows. He had a couple belly flops today and seems a...
Sourdough and Sweet Tomatoes

Sourdough and Sweet Tomatoes

I walked by a parking lot this morning and remembered that night, that summer, all these years ago now. I laid awake until I finally got up and went out looking for you. Love and anger, our two unwieldy emotions, were so well-blended together. Did you think of me as...
Carried Away

Carried Away

There is a place we used to go every summer, where wind blows off the lake, cooling sun-parched skin from day’s labor, where deer nibble on grass outside your window, where children with toughened feet run gleefully across a stoney beach, anxious for fireworks. There...
Unfolding and Enfolding

Unfolding and Enfolding

I place my notebook down on the table, then pick it up again to lay it back down. I walk away and walk back, passing it by only to return. The words inside are scrambled, my mind spins a yolk–an embryo of thoughts all stuck together. Then it finally occurs to me...
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