I sat down at my desk to write this morning and noticed an old birthday card sitting in the middle of my pencil box with this quote on the front: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you into something else is the greatest accomplishment.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson. Thank you [...]
Todd and I were having dinner outside at the Knick. We had picked up Dad after work for a Friday fish fry. (I had salmon.) It was a beautiful summer evening in Milwaukee. The waiter had poured some wine into our glasses and Dad had poured his O’Doul’s. A political debate began simmering at the [...]
It was hard to say au revoir to Paradou...I hugged Jean-Pierre and Mireille at least three times each (I can't help myself) along with the appropriate bisous, and then they stood at the driveway and waved goodbye just like my parents used to do. There was no need to worry about finding good food at [...]
Everywhere I looked was a picture...Partout où j'ai regardé, une photo.
Red seems to be my theme here.
The sun's just out. We're settling in. It's 12:30pm, we made coffee in the room with cream. (Todd made it :).) I know it's late for morning coffee but we finished dinner at 11:00 pm! I'm excited for the day and sitting by the window. I opened Mom's little Bible I brought along with me [...]
I don't have many meltdowns, do I? Todd, mumbled something which I couldn't make out. I remembered my dad before a family vacation. I was always certain that our trip would be cancelled but it never was. Now I understood. Leaving one life—even for a short while—for another, is hard when it means saying goodbye [...]