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Facing the Fall of Change

Written by Kath, a mom without a blog It’s fall across most of our country. The long, warm days of summer have given rise to brisk mornings and evenings; the sun is lower in the sky, and days are shorter. It’s fall out here in the desert as well, but the signs aren’t as obvious. You really have to look for them. Fall in Phoenix means we open our windows again. Of course, this only happens in the early morning and late evening hours when the temps dip to the 70s or so. But still…we OPEN our WINDOWS. We haven’t done this since, seriously, May. Watching my...
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Death and Life and Flying Little Boys

Written by Lee He wasn’t my uncle by blood. But it doesn’t matter. He was family. He is the brother of my step-mother-in-law. Is there such a title? She’s been with my father-in-law for over seven years. And she has a brother. And his name is Bill. When I first met Bill it was like meeting someone I’d known forever. He reminded me of my Polish relatives from Chicago. Open arms and an open heart and feet planted firmly on the ground. A ground that was familiar to me. There was an instant comfort when I met him. And so it began. Family. In the best...
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Love Lives Go On

Written by Sandie, aka Quirkyloon “Oh no, no, no, no, no, nooo! Don’t talk that way, Hon.” “It’s okay. I really wouldn’t want you to be without someone.” “I can’t think about that. I just know I wouldn’t remarry. I don’t want another wife.” (Nice touch.) “Oh, Hon. Don’t think that way. You’re still relatively young and it could be a long, long time before your time is up.” “No, I know myself. I just couldn’t.” “Stop it! I want you to. You. Should. Get....