The Alchemy of Turning Hurt into Insight

The Alchemy of Turning Hurt into Insight

I have a family, but I don’t exactly have a tribe. The reasons are several and skewed to consign me to solitary. It’s gone on so long that I’m no longer hurt or sad. My life and times are content because my man is a wonderful partner and has my back....
We Are Family

We Are Family

FAMILY. We all have at least one, some more. Some families are blended, some are insane. Some families disown us, some are devoted. Some are friends we cleave to with all our hearts, bonded by attitudes and episodes large and small. Further, families can be large,...
A Rock ‘n Blues O’Henry Twist

A Rock ‘n Blues O’Henry Twist

For many years, my husband and I used his frequent flyer points to travel to Memphis for a specific weekend. The first weekend in May was the Memphis in May International Festival. A three-day weekend of music, barbecue, and throngs, as you can see in the picture...
Rapport Achieved Amidst the Agony of COVID

Rapport Achieved Amidst the Agony of COVID

Last Saturday, my husband and I attended an emotional, and at-once stately and personal, Celebration of Life service. Thank goodness the service was confined to close friends and family, with all who desired to do so, given a microphone moment to share remembrances of...
Aristocrats, Vagabonds, and Clowns

Aristocrats, Vagabonds, and Clowns

Aristocrats, vagabonds, and clowns… does this describe your passel of friends, foes, and family? Have you been able to see, hug, and hold them close yet? After the protracted pause our lives endured across the nation, the¬†friendly skies (whose airline slogan is...