Memoir, Personal, Relationships

How to Survive Breast Cancer

If you're a loyal reader of my blog, you know I can't let October slip by without mentioning breast cancer. It has to be done. It's Breast Cancer Awareness month and everything is pink. Everything. Yesterday I went to my favorite bookstore in Buxton, N.C. and talked to my favorite bookstore owner, Gee Gee. She… Continue reading How to Survive Breast Cancer

Family, Memoir, Relationships

Small Treasures

In today's Washington Post magazine, I read a sweet story answering the Post's question, "What has meaning for you?" The writer, Amanda Long, wrote about treasuring her father's appointment book. It reminded me of when my dad died many years ago, and one of my assigned tasks was to clean out his safe deposit box… Continue reading Small Treasures

Family, Parenting, Relationships, Uncategorized

We said yes!

As many of you know, my daughter Annie spent part of the summer in Africa. She came home on a Thursday. Her boyfriend, Josh, flew here Friday and stayed at her friend's house. (Thank you SKN!) Then, Saturday morning, he surprised her by proposing at Eastern Market on Capitol Hill. If I'd had any doubts… Continue reading We said yes!

Memoir, Personal, Relationships

Regrets and Do-Overs

While in Utah visiting my family, my sister and I got into a conversation about regrets. What do I regret? What kinds of things would I do differently if I had a few do-overs? Do I regret filling yards of surgical tubing with water and spraying an apartment full of poker-playing boys in college? No.… Continue reading Regrets and Do-Overs