An Opossum in the Grass

One night, I buried a dead baby opossum behind my father’s hammock in the backyard with a heavy, rusty digging shovel. The only plausible murder suspect was my luckless cat, Ernest. Mom had always wanted a dog – a Great Dane or some other kind-hearted, monstrous mutt. But our backyard was too small for a […]

Little Known Facts About Mother’s Day

Although Mother’s Day has passed, let’s pause a moment to congratulate mothers the world ’round and look at the larger picture. Motherhood isn’t necessarily defined as a woman who has born a child. The meaning is much broader than holding the hand of an infant and leading him/her to a successful life. Some mothers adopt […]

Promise to God

My mom was one of three daughters that stayed in the Valley. She was a tomboy and never wanted to wear shoes or a dress. In those days you were not allowed to wear a pants if you were a girl. She met my dad and she fell in love immediately. Out of their marriage […]