Tag Archives: love

An Unsent Letter to my Kids

Written in the 3rd week of August 2014: I woke up too early this morning. I was outside in time to put the trash to the street at 6:30. I walked down the hill with Michael to cut mesquite. Michael … Continue reading

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A Weed in the Garden of Life

With my thoughts turned to gardening I came across an article the other day and after reading partway through it I went back and read it out loud to my daughter and two of my sons.  In the article a … Continue reading

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Of love and water

I began watering my grapes in February. I live in the hill country in southern Arizona. Our season starts early but it’s not Phoenix. We get cold days and nights still in February and even some cold days in March. … Continue reading

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All We Have is Time

My husband and I came from very different backgrounds. I came from the classic 1950’s family. My mother was a stay at home mom. My dad worked an 8 to 4 job. We lived in company housing from the time … Continue reading

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White Shell Woman’s Promise

My newest novel White Shell Woman’s Promise should be available this afternoon on Amazon.  White Shell Woman’s Promise like my novel Monster Slayer’s Son,  is set on the Navajo Reservation.  Billy Gray Eyes, the respected old medicine man is back along with his … Continue reading

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The Chameleon

January’s short story contest theme was metamorphosis. The story had to include a reptile, a change, and a surprise.  I thought of Kafka and the salesman who turns into a cockroach.  But more realistically it is growing old that’s hard … Continue reading

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Moms

I told my son I wanted to meet his mother. What a treat to meet the woman who took him as her own, was his mother and raised him to be the man he is. Life is full of surprises. … Continue reading

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Meeting Family

When you meet your son and his family after more than forty years it isn’t quite as smooth and easy as it is in the imagination. When you gave up a child for adoption back in that far distant past … Continue reading

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Knit together at Christmas

Okay.  I admit it.  I like to knit.  And so on Christmas Eve as I sat in the closet in the center of eight Christmas stockings with bags  of goodies on all sides it occurred  to me that scarves are … Continue reading

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Dia de los Muertos!!

Skeletons in the Family Raul spent long hours at the medical school.  It must have been the lack of sleep but as he turned off the light switch and reached for the door handle he was sure he felt a … Continue reading

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