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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Francis is Fourteen

Francis turned 14 – a number I can hardly believe.  The way time passes is so confusing.  I am astonished that I have a kid so old, an age I distinctly remember turning.  When I try to tell people how weird time is, some think I am complaining about its passage.  I’m not.  I am […]


Easter was early, and so was spring, so we first thought to celebrate it with a walk and a picnic instead of a sit-down meal.  We being Jim, Jack, Kian and I – the other we, my blood family, would meet at my mother’s table for supper. But ideas are ideas and Easter asks for […]