Ending in a whisper

It’s New Year’s Eve. Outside my door there are bursts of laughter and merriment. As it should be. My big girl and her guy and another couple are ringing out the new year together.  One is the guests is the son of a man I used to hang out with while our parents rang in […]


I almost made it.  I was this close.  A mere 24 hours away.  I’ve fought a valiant fight against the Christmas blues. The house is decorated. Cookies were baked. Under the tree are brown paper packages tied up in string. I surprised work friends. I helped with boyfriends parents presents. I helped make it possible […]

Rise Up

I raised 2 fighters.  One gave literally all she had, literally, to make sure her coaches and her team were proud of her. 35 teams-700 swimmers (I was told-I don’t know that for sure). A meet so large that not all the swimmers on our team got to swim. She was selected to swim the […]