Notes from Mama’s Bible

bible mama

She wrote all sorts of notes in her bible, my mother did. Not just favorite verses, although there are those. But poems that spoke to her. Like this one: A kiss of the sun for pardon, A song of the birds for mirth. One is nearer God’s heart in a garden than anywhere else on [Read More...]

Roger Ebert: I will be dead. What happens then?

Roger Ebert

  Before his passing Roger Ebert wrote a lovely goodbye essay, I do not fear death, that ran at SALON.  Here’s a glimpse of what he said:   I have no desire to live forever. The concept frightens me. I am 69, have had cancer, will die sooner than most of those reading this. That is in [Read More...]

Heaven on Parkchester Drive

Shawshank

There are stacks of books on my mother’s dressers, piles of books on her bedside table, and another stash of books inside the pouch of her walker-on-wheels. The trouble is she can’t read any of the books — the brain tumors have robbed her of one of her greatest enjoyments — reading. So the reading of [Read More...]


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