My glittering grandmother, Helen Temple, was a London stage actress and singer during World War I. She was first known for her roles in a variety of Shakespeare plays, then […]
Happy Thanksgiving, to all of my Friends!
Individual as DNA, it spoke to me from fridge notes, Christmas tags, and report cards I took back to school, with her hurried scrawl at the bottom. Even now, the […]
Wisteria hangs in great dollops from the treetops, the faint purple drapery escorting me to Aiken and Camden, Bethune and Rockingham, its aerial artistry choking the tallest pines. Driving through […]
Still hunkered at my desk, as if to stop the night sky brightening, the Leylands lifting from their winter canvas, pastures, singed with frost. Night is like a holiday, I […]
She barely raises her head to leer at me from the hooded corners of her eyes. I’ve given up taking away her loot— the ribcages and quarters lazy hunters didn’t […]
The Art of Falling You fall from a horse enough times and you learn how to fall— like snow, rain or love, all goose-down and no elbows. He spooks at […]