Here At the End of All Things

Frodo Baggins: [closes his eyes] I can see the Shire. The Brandywine River. Bag End. Gandalf’s fireworks, the lights, the party tree. Samwise Gamgee: Rosie Cotton dancing. She had ribbons in her hair. If ever I was to marry someone… it would have been her. It would have been her! Frodo Baggins: I’m glad to […]

Flowers to Show I’m Still Alive (A Gardening & Working Bee Reporting from the Hive…)

I’ve been working, oh my readers! Working at work and working at home. I lost my inter-web access last week and hence no updates… But now I’m back and have so much to tell and show you :) Here are some flowers, in case you were angry. If you weren’t angry then they are just […]

You Can’t Go Home Again…

Once you’ve left it’s never the same again. I lived by these tracks for years and now I only cross them when I go out of my way to do so. This is our old place, I used to call it the “barn house.” When we moved in the top story was a different color […]

What Have I Lost?

I drove by my old house today, the house I lived in when I was six. It was tiny and grimy, just like I remembered. I only remember moments my mom took pictures of and maybe a bad dream, looking over at the bars of my brother’s crib, asking one of dad’s friends, I think […]

Under the Feet of Jesus [book review]

Helena Viramontes’ novel “Under the Feet of Jesus” is a story concentrated with imagery and symbolism. I really connected with the way that Viramontes presents her characters and their setting. The quality of the images and symbolism she uses is what pulled me into the story immediately. I feel that the place she is writing […]

My Mother

September 23, 2008 Perspectives in Death & Dying Presentation Word Count 725 My mother is dying, and we are already trying to make up for lost time. During visits we talk about how she’s feeling, mentally and physically. My mom was in a terrible car crash while under the influence of drugs. When the car […]