More Car Talk-Lily

“Things are Opening Up” Now that “things are opening up,” I’m behind the wheel of my car every day. I asked my sweetheart, “How many miles do you think we drove the car during the pandemic?” We live outside the city limits of Tucson and most of...

Car Talk

Pegasus In the last year of my mother’s life, our hospice angels recommended bringing in photo albums to assist my mother in her “life review.” Some pictures brought a smile, some a short sniff of dismissal. Some elicited a story.  The black-and-white photo was...

Butterfly Girl

A Hidden Gem On the East side of Tucson is a hidden gem of a park called Agua Caliente. It’s got a great history of families who lived there, changes they made, both brilliant and not so brilliant, and peaceful home to birds, critters, and water inhabitants. It’s...

Dancing with My Mother

Sharing one of my favorite stories about my mother. She passed away in 2006 and yet I feel close and closer to her than when she was physically with us. This is an excerpt from Seedlings: Stories of Relationships. I offer it as a memory, a possibility that...

My Friend Bee

My friend Bee Bloeser has written a memoir, and revised it (several times), and published it. If you’ve published a book, you know the joys, torments, doubts, and exhilaration that travel along with you on the journey from dream to book. Witnessing my friend Bee...