Being Vulnerable

I hadn’t had a family party to celebrate my birthday in decades. My birthday falls very close to Thanksgiving. It is also the busiest time of the year for my husband’s business. My daughter and her family live over 700 miles away. So, while they give me gifts and I celebrate with various pockets of […]


My spouse gives me a look of disapproval from across a room full of people in a discussion group, signaling to me that I’ve been talking too long and it is time to move along. It leaves me feeling disconcerted and unsure of myself until I can once again lose myself in the discussion.

Later […]