Her Last Day in the House

Sometimes the listening I need to tune up is my ability to hear what’s in the unsaid. There is something behind the words that is always being communicated, and the people I experience as truly listening to me get more from me than just my words. Melinda read a text...
My Family, Too

My Family, Too

I woke up all last week in Tennessee, and somewhere along the way I woke up to the fact that I am part of a new family. That’s my miracle this week, realizing that I am a Kramer, in addition to being a McVadon which I’ve known all my life. What I didn’t know was what...
Arlington

Arlington

I picked up the wooden case today to hold and preserve and display the flag that was on the casket with my parents inside the day we buried them in Arlington last summer. The whole thing had miracle written all over it. First the way Mom’s cremated remains fit inside...
Wrong Question

Wrong Question

First you have to understand that I am committed to Melinda’s wellbeing. I have declared it, and after her series of falls and injuries especially, I am committed to protecting her, which means being vigilant for when she is walking and not looking and talking on the...
Persistance or Insanity

Persistance or Insanity

Already at the end of the first quarter of 2023, president of Dorrier Underwood for seven years (!) and after all this time (66 years and 4 months, my exact age for Social Security eligibility) I find myself arguing with Rita Mae Brown. One of her characters famously...