The Mothering Creed

The reach of a small hand is mightier than a king’s. Resistance is exhausting–I will go with the flow, embracing with gusto whatever is in front of me. Invitations for fun are often disguised as interruptions. I will be as kind in the kitchen as I am on the page. These days are like dandelions,…

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A Caribbean Rhapsody

Rhapsody:Β an instrumental composition irregular in form and suggestive of improvisation. 2. an ecstatic expression of feeling or enthusiasm. 3. an epic poem, or a part of such a poem, as a book of the Iliad, suitable for recitation at one time. My time on Saba was surprising; surprisingly good and surprisingly awful. Each day in…

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Field Notes From First Semester

“There is no try. You do, or do not.” -Yoda, fromΒ The Empire Strikes Back Wow, Summer is finished! Anyone else feel like it flew by in about three winks? We had a lot going on, the finish of my husband’s first semester in medical school, a visit from my aunt whom we lovingly refer to…

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