We MARCH on with heads high and signs to speak what is on our minds. Will RIGHT prevail along with HOPE? Starboard at Midnight is not in a lifeboat. Darwin Press is sinking. I haven’t put forth a crew or even a prayer. I have attended to Ed every day and I have no idea […]
Rabbit’s Foot is about Ted Green, a bright eleven year old only child whose life story is based upon one of my dyslexic students. Ted struggles with reading aloud because he believes he needs to guard what is left of his family–and impossible task when he’s off at school, even just a few blocks away from […]
Fredrik Backman’s book, A Man Called Ove, is funny! But beyond amusing, Backman expresses emotions in ways that are unique, inventive, rare, raw and piercing. The depth of his savvy impresses me as I read, having tried so many times to express the utter misery I experienced when everything I put into Starboard at Midnight […]
Stillness to wait for healing has revealed bird sightings in Hopewell: First, two sweet birds came to bathe in the small water pool here at Fern Hill Farm–just a few feet from my window. They resembled a cross between bluebirds and robins. Unable to identify them in Peterson’s guide, I called Princeton’s very own “Dr […]
Coping with dementia is done one day at a time, rendering foresight impossible. Skeleton leaves return to earth. Hope abides in a future unseen.
How can we do our best for someone else? Maybe–at the end of the day–by accepting that what we did was the best that we could do.
The Word That Means Too Much by lynn sanford There is a strange word in this world: everywhere on earth people pivot upon it— a lover in the throes of passion; a man on the street who has lost his hat and it’s so cold his teeth clatter as he crinkles a small bill in […]