What is greatness?

What does it mean to be a great person? There are probably many components, many elements of character, that could be listed as defining a great person. I think that greatness exists in more living beings than we recognize. I think there is greatness in the affection of a parent towards their child, a friend […]

The Long View

It might be determined by a casual observer, that I live in odd distance from where it would be expected to find me.  It is by choice but not by plan.  And unlike the city girl of my growing up days I no longer like congested, densely populated areas as a permanent living situation.  Give […]

Love Story

My son came home a year ago last July.  He had gone missing, and every phone call from an unknown number, every news story about an unidentified body that had been found and every account of someone killed in a police confrontation made my heart race. In the months and weeks before we parted ways, my […]

Dear Terrorist

I woke up this morning thinking of you, so I thought I would drop you a line.  I write to you not knowing who you are or where you are so how to reach you is unclear. I imagine you are young.  I am a grandmother.  I hope this is not a deterrent to you […]

Guarantees

Startling and unconscionable.  When I think about all that has occurred in the past two days, the uncertainty of day-to-day existence is flagrantly empty of any hint of guarantees.  Which is why my dear friends, the moments we live are so very, very precious. Wherever I am at this moment, is what unfolds for me […]