Why do I Love The Happy Honks of Spring?

The other day I stood in my yard when I heard that lovely sound.  Against the blue sky was the familiar V-formation of a dozen geese, trumpeting their arrival like noisy guests.  I watched, feeling that familiar stirring.  Spring is official.  I’ve grown to love these animals.  I follow their trail and wonder if other humans … Read more »

Learning to Navigate (Published in “Connecticut Muse Magazine,” Spring 2013)

I swallow hard, trying to work up courage.  My car sits in the garage and I take the passenger seat, feeling like I’m climbing onto an unsafe carnival ride.  I look to my seventeen year old son who’s driving and make sure my seat belt’s fastened.  “Okay, let’s go,” I say, trying to sound chipper. … Read more »