Family

Celebrating The Past On Thanksgiving Day

  My daughter's eight-day visit is over. Mother's and daughters, there's something special about that relationship. I wonder if it's because mother's see a reflection of themselves in their daughter's mannerisms for a fleeting moment. And when your kids are on their own and live in another state, every moment with them is fleeting. The… Continue reading Celebrating The Past On Thanksgiving Day

Family, Gratitude, poetry, poverty

Who Knew I’d Give Thanks For…

Twenty plus people arrive at my home tomorrow. Lots of cleaning, shopping, cooking. For that I give thanks. We're celebrating with my mom, who's still kicking and funnier than she realizes, siblings, nieces, nephews, friends. For that I give thanks. Growing up, my sisters and brother and mom lived in government housing. I didn't really… Continue reading Who Knew I’d Give Thanks For…

Family, Parenting, Travel

A Very Vegan Thanksgiving

I am not a Vegan or a Vegetarian. But I'm at my kid's apartment preparing for the Thanksgiving meal. My son is Vegan and that's fine because for one day I can be vegan too. Before my trip to Denver airport I slipped in a frozen container enclosed in a freezer bag into my checked… Continue reading A Very Vegan Thanksgiving