“fixing up” a good weekend

For years, I would dread conversations with my father. I found his incessant talking about horse racing, and Saratoga Springs in general, very tedious and shallow, and it seemed like this was all he ever talked about. At that point in our lives, we met maybe, once a year for dinner, and I think we… Continue reading “fixing up” a good weekend

Choosing to face the world

When I was 16, I worked as a nurse's aid in our local hospital. The head nurses on each floor were responsible for our evaluations. The only thing that I remember about my first written evaluation was the comment, "Mary is over-zealous". I left the meeting feeling pretty good and after work, met my mother… Continue reading Choosing to face the world