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

Phone Calls From My College Student are More Than Just Phone Calls

On any given day the phone rings and based on the ringtone, I know it’s Girl, calling from college. When at all possible, I drop everything I'm doing and answer the phone with a happy, sing-song “Hellooooo!”  After hellos and how are yous, the phone call flows with tiny inklings into each other’s day. To … Continue reading Phone Calls From My College Student are More Than Just Phone Calls