Autumn in Connecticut (Extra-Ordinary)

The softened light, the veiling haze, The calm repose of autumn days, Steal gently o’er the troubled breast, Soothing life’s weary cares to rest. ~Phebe A. Holder, “A Song of October,” in The Queries Magazine, October 1890 https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/extraordinary/

In The Company of Women – A Tribute to My Father

In tribute to my father on Father’s Day.  Quite simply, I believe he was the greatest father imaginable.  He left a legacy of love, laughter and life lessons embedded in my heart. In tribute, I have re-blogged a story I wrote in his honor. Me (lower left) with my two sisters and father. My youngest sister does not appear asContinue reading “In The Company of Women – A Tribute to My Father”

Amazing Grace

I think it was her laugh. That mirthful, contagious laughter that I miss most. Just over a year ago, life became a shade grayer when I learned the news that my beautiful friend Grace, departed this world unexpectedly, so unexpectedly, at 49 years of age.  Move on, they say. Life goes on. She is gone. Take comfort in theContinue reading “Amazing Grace”

Gregory’s Goodbye

 He left us yesterday.  My twelve-year-old son’s best friend.  It was not unexpected, yet we were not really ready to say goodbye as we stood in his driveway that balmy September afternoon. He was to attend a therapeutic boarding school in the rocky mountains of Colorado, for the next two years.  A school that specializedContinue reading “Gregory’s Goodbye”