En-lightning and Thunder

Awake at 1:30 in the morning because of storms. Crept into another room to watch a Marco Polo (recorded video chat) from my Dad. Earlier, we had been discussing a particularly hard-to-open bottle of Pepsi he had been wrestling with. He was blaming old age, but laughing at himself. I responded before heading to bed, telling him about a case of water we had at … Continue reading En-lightning and Thunder

4 am

I write constantly. But sometimes, the words never make it from my head to the laptop keys. It’s been like that for the last few months. It is 4 am and I wake up from another dream. Not a nightmare exactly, but a continuation of a situation that is not in my control. I grab the cats and move to another room, trying to shake … Continue reading 4 am

Flour, Sugar, Love and Memories

So I took a break from stress today and decided to look for a long-forgotten memory. I pulled an old metal box hand-marked “Recipes” off the top shelf in my pantry, and began to work my way through them. As I pulled out recipe after recipe, I got lost in the notes… memories of family-meals-past, handwritten by my paternal grandparents “Missy” and“Sto”. I can still … Continue reading Flour, Sugar, Love and Memories