Bobbing Along

A Lifetime of Stories: collected, painted, shared.

Ten Years

The following is a letter I wrote shortly after the attacks on 9-11. I have also posted some other memories of that day and the days following, but this letter tells the story of where I was and what I was thinking as I learned what had happened thousands of miles away. For points of […]

The Kindness of Strangers (and other stories)

9-11 The date has become the name and the mere mention of it brings back a torrent of memories. As the ten-year anniversary approaches, I join multitudes in writing about experiences on that day and the days that followed. My husband and I were vacationing in the south of France and we became stranded there […]

The Little Things

For me, the greatest thrill of parenthood—or grandparenthood—is watching a child—or a grandchild—discover the world. The delight that shines in each child’s eyes as he experiences something for the first time is just beyond compare. Yesterday, we took the Rooster on an Adventure. We boarded an Amtrak train in Lancaster and headed to Philadelphia where […]