Eulogy and Photos

I finally downloaded the great photos that our talented friend, Scott Hendrix, took at Vernon’s and my “10th Anniversary Party/Memorial”  last September. I love them so much. What lovely reminders of a special evening. We were going for a relaxed,...

A Mark Forever

“No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.” – Francois Mauriac   I’ve been missing Vernon for a long time, but its only recently that a new kind of loneliness has been allowed to seep...

The BBC and Me

“Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.“—Hippocrates When I was in England in November, I had the opportunity to record a podcast for the BBC Radio 4 show Soul Music. It’s was an unexpected invitation that came...

The Conversation

  This story has been playing out in my head the past few weeks. I’d hoped to sit down and write a short story about it, but I can barely finish my basic responsibilities these days, rather than embarking on a new kind of writing. But still, I want to get...

The Swan Song of Spring

Apparently, I’m not finished writing about the mustard fields in audacious “Super Spring” we are having. Yesterday, Justine asked if I’d take her up for a hike. She must have heard me talking about the yellow hills every single day this month....