In the Mom Lane: At the End of an Era

The end of an era is a phrase often used. Tonight (May 2, 2020) marks the end of an era that spanned almost 101 years. She was the embodiment and feisty and spunk, of creativity and humor, of kindness and generosity. She was opinionated, and had no reservations in sharing them. She was a story…

Friday Fictioneers: A Night Like This

    โ€œIt was a night like this when we met, remember?โ€ Roumina used to rub my back when I started reminiscing. She would be silent then, as she is now. โ€œA humid June night. You asked to bum a cigarette.โ€ A pained laugh escapes my lips. โ€œBack when we thought it was cool to…

If We Were Having Coffee…I’d Say Make it Strong

I’d say make it strong…better yet, this week, you mightย want to add some adult flavoring. If we were having coffee, I’d sit quietly a lot. My smiles would be fewer.ย I’d struggle mightly against tears and tidal waves of sadness. If we were having coffee, I’d tell you my mother died on Thursday. And I would…