Old Notions Endure

I carved out the time to say something today because there are, inevitably, readers out there who need some lifting. There are no easy ways to cope with this day, so the best I can offer is┬áthis post from Two Weeks Wait and a second helping of my Mother’s Day post from two years ago, […]

Three New Lives

My sweet but forgetful retiree-next-door has invented names for my littles. For years he has called me “April” and clung to it with persistence despite many subtle but deliberate corrections. This is all part of his pattern: building off the first initial to a substitution, which has extended to “Rosy” and “Ellen,” the newest members […]