Can you hear it?

Our grandfather clock is chiming midnight. Rain pours - no,...more

145 Lakefront Drive, Point Venture, Texas

The summer after we moved to this lakeside community on the north shore of Lake Travis, my oldest child decided to join the swim team. That meant waking up all three kids early on summer mornings. Not fun ....more

Moving forward, but not forgetting...

Lord, take me where you want me to go;Let me meet who you want me to meet;Tell me what you want me to say; andKeep me out of your way. - Fr. Mychal Judge, FDNY (died 9/11/01) ...more


“God put us here, on this carnival ride. We close our eyes never knowing where it'll take us next.”...more

A Rollercoaster Ride with Max

Two days ago I knelt beside Max and whispered in his ear that it was okay if he just let go. I told him he had trained Belle well, and she would take awesome care of us, and if Charly was close by, asking him to come play, that it was okay. Go play with Charly ....more


Every year, soon after school starts, I travel to the coast with a group of women....more

This time last year...

About this time last year, I was on a walk of faith. I began a new career. It coincided with dramatic and tragic turns in my parents' lives ....more

They've landed! (...and other sweet!s)

For the past week or so I've been living vicariously through a couple of my kids. Again. My son and his wife have now experienced the beauty, beer, food, art, sights and sounds of Moscow, St ....more

Lucky in Love

Thirty-two years ago today, Tom and I dismissed superstition by getting married on a Friday the 13th. We were so sure of our decision, so confident of our love and our future together, that we challenged those centuries-old superstitions to a duel. Well, of course they just turned tail and ran, because they could see for themselves what we already knew - Tom and I were meant to be together ....more

In Homage to Robin and El Capitan

I was 19, living alone in my first apartment, relishing the solitude and the freedom of having my own space. Many nights I sat on my second-hand loveseat watching my very own television, bought via the Sears Easy Payment Plan. Thanks to my sister, who worked in the Sears credit department, I was building my credit, $13 at a time, each and every month ....more