Month: March 2023

  • Stairway fun

    I watched my crawling baby bouncing at the bottom step. He could pull himself up to stand in front of the step.. He could not lift his knee high enough to reach the first step. “You wait right here. I am taking clothes upstairs,” I said and left with the basket. Since he could not…

  • Can you remember?

    With fingers poised over the numbers on the keyboard, the pharmacist, as always, asked me, “what is your birthday?” I rattled off the numbers, stopped and looked at him, “And what are you going to do when I get into my dotage and can’t remember my birthday?” He stopped and looked at me thoughtfully. He…

  • Water in the Sudan

    Some books, such as “The Long Walk for Water,” stay with me long after I return them to the shelf. Linda Sue Park wrote a fictionalized version about the real 1980s experiences of a Sudanese Lost Boy called Salva and his impact on a Sudanese girl, Nya, 25 years later. Salva’s life changes abruptly the…