'Tis the Month of Our Mother

'Tis the Month of Our Mother

Sitting outside this evening, I smelled the honeysuckle and looked over at our garden statue of the Blessed Mother and suddenly found myself launching into “‘Tis the Month of Our Mother.” (I frequently burst into song at the least provocation and...
Who Gave You Life?

Who Gave You Life?

This originally appeared as a column in The East Tennessee Catholic in 2006. Today is my “baby” sister’s 29th birthday.  My mother reminded me today that Anne owes her existence to her two big sisters. I remember well how much we begged and begged for a baby. ...
This is the Time to Remember

This is the Time to Remember

This column reprint from 2007 seems especially apropos for a lovely spring day which I spent sitting at a desk drafting motions for continuances while my kids played outside in the sunshine.  Over the past few weeks several people have mentioned that they haven’t seen...

Mysterious Wisteria

I love Springtime in a new house.  Every day is a discovery, as blooms appear, whether seeded by chance or some long-gone resident.  Just now I am basking in the beauty of wisteria.  I’m sure some people consider it invasive, but I’ve always wanted some. ...
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