March 2013

Night Watches

It feels like the middle of the night, but it can’t be more than an hour or so since we went to bed. I hear my oldest step-son’s Adventures in Odyssey CD still playing. But I also hear crying or moaning; I’m not sure which. And I can’t get my husband awake. I get up […] Read more

Leaving Books

The bookshelves my dad made for me sit nearly empty on each side of the front window in the home I now share with my new husband and stepsons. At times over the past few years, those shelves have been nearly full, crammed with hard- and soft-back volumes of novels and commentaries and memoirs and […] Read more