Love Wins

I was once a cat hater. But love can do miraculous things.

The Wisdom of Flowers

For me, it has been flowers that have caught my eye and given me pause from the world’s painful stories this summer.

An Ode to Light (and my Sister)

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” ― William Shakespeare

Of Letters and Stories and Cuban Revolution

Imagine finding an old letter that reveals your parents were first-hand witnesses to Fidel Castro taking power in Cuba in 1959.

Summer in the Marsh

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on trees, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Winter Reprise

“Weather kept them humble.” — Annie Proulx. I suppose that never knowing what to expect can make even the mighty feel humble.