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A Good End to the Week

When the kids stepped off the bus on Friday, I was waiting at the end of our driveway in the car. It wasn’t crazy cold or raining — two things that typically lead me to wait in the shelter of the car. Instead, I wanted to be ready to roll when they arrived. I couldn’t …

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Polishing the Silver

When I surveyed the stuffed closet in my son’s room, which used to be my office and before that was my dining room, the heavy cherry silver chest stared back at me. It’s been with me for most of my life. The closet is filled with shelves of family heirlooms and storage totes of old …

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