The Last Time I Heard My Mom’s Voice

One year ago today, I heard my mom's voice for the last time. She wasn't speaking too much that Sunday. She winked at me and slept a lot. My Godmother came to visit and it woke my Mom right up. The two were like sisters. Mom was eight years younger than Aunt MaryJane. As first … Continue reading The Last Time I Heard My Mom’s Voice

Celebrate the Miracle of the Swallows of Capistrano

Every St. Joseph's Day, for as long as I remember, my mom would regale us with the story of the Swallows of Capistrano. She would do this while cooking us breakfast when we lived at home, or in a phone call to me at work when I was on my own. I'm even lucky enough … Continue reading Celebrate the Miracle of the Swallows of Capistrano

Want to Soothe Your Soul? Dance in the Kitchen

My kitchen is one of crumbs and clutter somedays and somedays it's pristinely kept. Somedays delicious aromas waft about when you come in the door and somedays all you can smell is the grease from french fries because it’s carry-out night. Every day though, every day you will hear music. And every day there is … Continue reading Want to Soothe Your Soul? Dance in the Kitchen