Anybody else miss hometown newspapers?
10 Lessons about moving
I keep a five-year journal , a charming little gem that allows me to write five-line entries for five years. Every day, it tells me exactly what I was doing the previous year on the same day. My daily entries from last year at this time included : Last visit to our home in Virginia. That… Continue reading 10 Lessons about moving
Several years ago, I interviewed Jeanne Marie Laskas, a columnist for The Washington Post Magazine, who wrote the weekly column called Significant Others. I asked her how she came up with a column topic every week for over 14 years. She said her ideas came from thinking about what moved or touched her that week. I often… Continue reading Welcome Home
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
Happy Father’s Day, Dad
I miss my dad. It's been 21 years since I heard his voice, felt his strong hugs, and smelled the Old Spice Aftershave on his cheeks. What I wouldn't give for a conversation with him. Sometimes I imagine him showing up, like when I'm walking on the beach by myself, thinking about him. As I… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day, Dad