Maternal Magnetism

7.3.11     We weren't ideal together in this world. When you lined us up, more often than not we repelled, my mother and me, like certain magnets, the highly-charged space between us impossible to bridge. Only later in her life did my mother loosen her grip on my free-spirited world enough to see me in the context of who I'd become....more

A Mother's Day Gift Like No Other

"Is this Carol?" said the voice with the familiar Bucks County twang. "You used to write for the Courier?" It was a man named Dave Marturana, of Newtown, Pa. He remembered me from my years writing a weekly column for the BucksCounty Courier Times. He found me, long distance, in Manchester, NH, where I've been living and working for the past decade....more