The Fledgling

Hearing the persistent squawking of a bluejay and the frantic chirping of a wren, I looked out my kitchen window to see what the fuss was about.  In the dim light of dusk, I could see both the bluejay and wren perched in the huge old ash tree; the small brown wren stood on a … Continue reading The Fledgling



Author’s note:  The following is a true story, but I do wonder how memory affects us…how we reshape our memories and how we relive them.  Memory takes us away from the present moment to a realm of our history and imagination.  As a writer, I like the vividness of certain memories, and I like recapturing … Continue reading Memory

Adults Behaving Badly

“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.”  Anne Lamott I’d like to tell you the stories of my family and friends – the flaws and secrets that abound.  They make juicy narratives of affairs, alcoholism, drug abuse, unexpected pregnancies, lies and deceptions.  They are full … Continue reading Adults Behaving Badly