Talking in a Low Voice

My father went on talking to me in a low voice. This is how our people always talk to their children, so low and quiet, the child thinks he is dreaming. But he never forgets. ~ Maria Chono, Papago This quote is from 365 Days of Walking the Red Road: The Native...

Celebrate Twinship

Any mother could perform the job of several air-traffic controllers with ease. ~Lisa Alther When you multiply birth by 2 or 3 or more– multiple birth babies are like no other relationship. My experience is that of being an identical twin. I have a wombmate, a double,...

Birthdays of People and Books

I love birthdays and March holds a stunning array for me–my twin, my father, Johanna, Mark, Benjamin, Frank, Grace, Bonnie, Susie, Johanna, Kevin. The list goes on. March 15, 1947 was the very first appearance of my twin and me. This year I celebrate 68 years of...

The 12 Days of Holiday Movies

My absolute favorite time of year is Christmas. It’s a long and convoluted cycle of how that came to be, not important here. No matter what else is happening around us–illness, worries, the sad happenings in our world, the spirit of Christmas, religious or not, lifts...

Refresh

Refresh One of my favorite phrases is, “Words are powerful.” Words can seal an agreement, make or break a relationship, lift my spirits to the max or cut me off in five seconds. One word uttered can literally stop me in my tracks with sheer amazement, delight, or...