Category: 2020s

IMO: Looking for Mom

Mom would frown and shake her head. “Good, God, stop crying. I wasn’t a saint, you know.” Grief is a heavy activity. Doing one’s best not to cry is hard to do. Talking about it is exhausting. The permanence of her departure is a… Continue Reading “IMO: Looking for Mom”

5 Shots: Vallecito Lake, CO

Just got back from a four-day vacation to Southwest Colorado, 18 miles north of Durango, Colorado. It was a seven-hour car ride from the Verde Valley, AZ where I live. We went to escape the heat and to sit by a mountain lake. Here… Continue Reading “5 Shots: Vallecito Lake, CO”

Five Shots: A Summer of Driving

The COVID summer will be etched forever into my heart as the summer I spent crisscrossing thousands of miles through the interior of America to spend time with my mother who battled cancer and succumbed on Thursday, July 30. Here are a few pictures… Continue Reading “Five Shots: A Summer of Driving”