Archive for Articles and Essays
Throughout the time of our youngest daughter being in Japan I experienced an incredibly painful bout of sciatica, the most difficult in the recent past experiences. Normally it erupts following an extremely strenuous session of exercise.
But I have not been exercising to keep me weight down, rather
Our youngest daughter, a high school freshman, returned home from Japan yesterday morning. She was gone for eight days. While happy for her to travel to and learn about life in another country, we all remained worried and nervous.
Unbeknownst to our youngest daughter, and on the same day she left for Japan, a Malaysian flight
Arriving home and seeing my mother’s care still absent, I breathed a sigh of relief.
We had returned home before her.
I greatly doubted
When I was eleven I broke the butter dish. I had been cooking, making toast without permission. As punish my mother said I could not accompany her to the annual Christmas parade held the second Saturday of each December.
I loved going the Christmas Parade held in the town where we did most of our
by Morpheus A week before my we left for vacation I experienced a second dream. We are in my third grade classroom. My mother, who taught me in third grade is leading the class in a reading exercise. She is
The raw statement my mother launched at my brother during their heated argument shook me. That night I dreamed of my father. He had
My mother had refused to allow us to take swimming lessons despite our requests to learn. A two-time veteran of WWII, twice drafted and twice honorably discharged, our father had been an excellent swimmer, according to our mother.
He had even taken her