Category: family

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”

Across the Heartland

Happy Fourth of July weekend, my fellow Americans.  Considering the COVID situation, here’s my report of what it was like traveling through thirteen states in two weeks. 5,000 miles. For the record, wearing masks, sanitizing our hands, distancing ourselves, and sleeping in our camper… Continue Reading “Across the Heartland”

5 Shots: Camping at the Rim

There are five of us in my immediate family who see a lot of each other during this time of sequester. We went away for 24 hours to the Mogollon Rim and revisited the spot we discovered back in November. There wasn’t a soul… Continue Reading “5 Shots: Camping at the Rim”