Welcome to my blog where I will post commentary on issues ranging from fiction to public policy. Tucked away in the Idea Boxes are “how to” tips on a variety of projects that have become part of our family’s culture over the years. I hope you’ll find some useful ideas there. My blog will take you through the fantastic journey of writing fiction, as well as the decisions I will be making about publication of my first novel One Summer in Arkansas. Thanks for your interest.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
lifted spoons of medicine to my lips,
laid cold face-cloths on my forehead,
and then led me out into the airy light
And taught me to walk and swim,
and I, in turn, presented her with a lanyard.
The real giving, with all its obsessive fretting and pride and hope, flows down and down to the next generation. Among my loveliest memories are the faces of our children watching their children walk and run and dance, with so much amazement at each miraculous stage of growth in these young lives they brought into being.
They are so busy, these young mothers, and you wish you could somehow will them to slow down, to savor it, to forget about rushing out the door to buy the next birthday toy for the classmate.
Life is long but childhood is short.
Happy Mother’s Day, one and all!