Category: My Story

Summer Thanksgiving

  Good morning, Papa, Sofia, and Jesse. Just want to take a moment as I wipe the sand from my sleepy eyes to thank you for the sweet birdsong alarm clock and your gentle touch in the breeze from my open window. Through the lace of my curtains I can see your sun rise (pun …

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Today I Took a Bouquet of My Humility to the Village of Dewitt

Saturday, May 16, 2009: I’ve worked since I was 7, at my Aunt Zoe Borcher’s “Canoe Inn” livery (and later, fine dining) at Stephan’s Bridge in Grayling, MI. I’ve worked for the Catholic church since I was 11. I am 60. It has been a long and tangled relationship for us both. Receiving the news …

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St. Dymphna, Pray for Me

Friday, May 15, 2009: One day, when I was 30, I saw a dear old man in front of the grocery store looking around for something. I went over to him and asked if I could help. He said he’d lost his car keys and had looked every where, retracing his steps. I walked over …

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I Was Young and Good, but Maybe Not All That Wise

A long time ago, I was in the prime of my game. I knew good decisions, like caring for my parents … and grandparents and single aunts; I knew what was best for us all. Keep your mother at home while she is dying. Move your father in while he persists … Move your grandmother …

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