A Caroling We Will Go

Tis the season for caroling. Singing together in joy and attempted harmony.  I grew up with this idea, singing alongside my brothers and sisters. Two neighboring Catholic families joined together. Our family of six kids, plus theirs, ten kids strong. A gathering filled up our houses, especially if spouses and friends joined in, which happened … Continue reading A Caroling We Will Go

A Fence Is a Fence, Is a Fence, Is a Fence

As I sit in my backyard, I feel like I need to whisper, be quiet, behave. If I can't relax in my backyard, then where? I feel naked, exposed, like someone is listening in and I'm in trouble. Is this the new normal? If all my files and phone conversations are filed away in a … Continue reading A Fence Is a Fence, Is a Fence, Is a Fence