"So", he asks, "what do you really want? What are your hopes for the future?"I exhale slowly. Smoke clouding my face, eyes squinting, shielding, from the acrid sting. I am temporarily hidden from view, able to think, to evade....more

Modern Party Planning

A while back my older sister turned 50 years old. My brother-in-law planned a surprise party for her and my mom, brother, sister-in-law and I travelled the 7 hour drive to the party to join my sister's friends and in-laws in the revelry....more

Play Pretend

Charlotte calls out "Come pyay!" and I come, unable to resist her beautiful eyes, joyful smile, her loving 2 year old's heart. We play "Chase Me", we play Hide & Seek", we play with the little toy animals. Zoe usually asks me to come play Candy Land or Buckaroo or Play Doh. Faith is fond of Peek-a-Boo and when I pretend to throw her onto the couch or at her sisters.What do I like to play? Is napping a game? Apparently it is at my house....more