Pie Happy

“Mother took the pie out of the oven and it hissed fragrant apple, maple, cinnamon steam through the knife cuts in the top crust. She was making her world beautiful. She was making her world delicious. It could be done, and if anyone could do it, she could.” ― J.J. Brown, Death and the Dream…

A Real Thanksgiving

  It’s been a year rich with variety: tender conversations with people I love, being misunderstood and unheard by some, being truly cared for and acknowledged by others. Feeling kindness when I didn’t see it coming, and attempting to accept what can never be changed.   Laughter, music, tears, blue days as well as sunny…

Thanksgiving and Parkinson’s Law

  I only just heard about Parkinson’s Law this year, although I’ve lived it my entire life. Here it is: “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” It’s so true! If I have a month to prepare for a musical performance, I take that long; if I have a week, well, that’s…