Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Weekend of the 4th..... compliments of Christopher's new iPhone....totally amazing...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day - Yesterday & Today

Here, a beautiful photograph of my mother taken in the 1960's.

Mom 1960's

My father had won a prize for his stellar work at National Cash Register, his employer at the time. This prize consisted of one portrait of one person of his choice. That choice was my mother. My mother, much like myself, hated having her photograph taken. She never thought she looked pretty enough, thin enough, sophisticated enough, good enough. This portrait belies her protestations. Here she is lovely, serene and finally good enough.

I haven't seen her since she died twenty three long years ago. I still miss her. Having this beautiful photograph is nice. Mother's Day is a strange day without her.

But now, I am the mother and have been for 25 years. It has been an interesting journey. I'm glad to have chosen this path. To Christopher, Max, Mollie and Tess a message....though we have worked hard to pass through this time of growing up and growing older, I would not have changed this for the world. You four are the best, the coolest, the most significant thing I have ever done. Nothing I can do will ever top this. Never let me forget that. I love you all now and forever.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jon Schmidt's New Video - "Game Day"

It's been two long years since seeing Jon perform this piece at a concert in Wisconsin. I check his website weekly to see when he will be back in this area. I can't wait to see him perform again. His talent and passion for his music are astonishing.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Grade School Class Picture Circa 1962......

....recently shared on Facebook by Brian O'Leary, a fellow Our Lady of the Rosary classmate.

That's me in the lower right hand corner, with the perfect hair and round face...
OLR-1962-Grade 5

Thursday, March 4, 2010

From the Publishers of Smith Magazine.....

....more on the subject...."Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure" by Larry Smith.

Finding brilliance in so few words....

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Dharma Man - A Video by My Brother

A lovely, gentle song from my big brother in Ireland....

Dharma Man from ken walsh on Vimeo.

.....Jimmy, you so, so look like Daddy......