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"Should I Die Tomorrow"

0 Comments · Monday, November 3, 2014
I think the older you get, the more you put things in proper prospective, and today, in late October, I’m thinking about my life and also the people I love who have been in it.   

Mother and Child Reunion

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Gladine Rosetta Hill Wilson (then, crazily, Wilson again) Parrish would have been perhaps 83 on March 10. “Perhaps” because she finagled her age to the point that some of her sisters believed she was younger than she was when she died.   

Dad, the Days Are Getting Longer

0 Comments · Thursday, January 29, 2015
I usually think of my father more during this time of year, because the days are getting longer. He always liked that.  

Princess and Christmas in 1969

0 Comments · Thursday, December 4, 2014
I think about this a lot around this time of year—Princess and Christmas in 1969.  

Thanks and Giving

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 25, 2014
The holidays aren’t complete without the macabre sight of our neediest brothers and sisters lined up all over town in inclement weather waiting for handouts — boxes of food, a turkey, clothing, maybe a voucher or two for free furniture.  

Kids in the Kitchen

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 17, 2014
By now, the staggeringly high childhood obesity rates in this country should come as a surprise to no one, and neither should the health issues that go hand-in-hand with what’s become the most common chronic childhood disease, affecting more than 30 percent of children in the U.S.   

A Brother and a Sister in Arms (Veterans Day Flashback)

1 Comment · Wednesday, November 13, 2013
He sat on that tiny chair across from me and poured tea and talked to me in the blackest British accent that was awesome and made me giggle. He turned up the pinky finger of his drinking hand and kept my little cup filled. (I took lemon and sugar.)  

Other Desert Cities (Review)

Running hot and cold

1 Comment · Thursday, September 5, 2013
The white-hot heat of a family tearing itself apart, the cold fear of submerged emotions spilling forth — these elements fuel this powerful drama.  

Aunt & Circumstance

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 5, 2013
 And even in the vestiges of his boyhood in his overtures toward independence, he does what all our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews among him do. He is looking for his family. Even when he is letting go, he is holding on.   

The Other Sister

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 8, 2013
While my sister and I may share the same last name, same sense of humor and same freckled cheeks, our stories couldn’t be any more different.  

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