My mother complained yesterday that something in the house was beeping. My iDevices were all happy, so I ignored it and went back to catching up on Anthony Bourdain episodes of The Layover. Later, she mentioned something to Rick, who then set off trying to find the sound’s source. A few seconds after he passed […]
My mother-in-law, Faye Dalton, died Dec. 22 at the age of 87. Here she is in 1966 with Art, Rick’s father.
Last night, I went to go see my Clarion classmate, Catherine Holm read from her collection, My Heart Is a Mountain and talk about yoga practices in writing. Karen Joy Fowler , one of our Clarion instructors, was also there, as well as Cat’s brother Paul Dybiec, who is a clothing designer for maternity clothing […]
Once upon a time, I was Libertarian enough that I didn’t really care about getting married, and I didn’t particularly want a state license for a relationship. However, I wound up in a relationship where a marriage license was important to the other person, and so we got married in June, 1996. I didn’t really […]
In 1996, my first husband (Richard Savino) and I went to Newgrange with my father on our wedding trip. Today, I got a CD with scans of the photos (some of which I’d taken), including some I’d never seen. One of those photos was of Richard at Newgrange. I’ve got to say, it’s incredibly weird […]
My mother wanted one thing for her birthday: a palm tree. A very specific palm tree. She didn’t actually get it on her birthday, which fell on a Thursday, but we did get it to her shortly thereafter. A good thing, because mom was told she had cancer on her birthday. She’d put it out […]
My mother recently discovered she had cancer. It went like this: October 19, she called the Kaiser advice nurse. October 20, she had an appointment to see her Ob-Gyn. October 26 (her birthday, unfortunately), she gets the news she’s got endometrial cancer. Nov 1, she has an appointment with the gynecologic oncologist. Nov 7, she […]
Today is the tenth anniversary of my first husband’s death. Though I’ve been remarried more than half that time, there are certain days each year that don’t seem to get any easier. This is one of them. I woke up early, drank coffee, took vitamins, drank more coffee and soda with lunch, took more vitamins, […]