Archive for October 2010

Family Circles

The six Joliat kids form a tight circle, but the four girls tighten it even more- into a knot of sorts. We all have different rhythms and responsibilities, but at heart we are one for all, all for one.  Each autumn we try to migrate to New Buffalo for a retreat of sorts- time to... Read more »

A Hardy Mum

My Mom died 12 years ago, and Sunday was almost a carbon copy of the day Steve received the call- crisp and sunny.  He tracked me down and shared the news, and then he went about the kind work of helping me get ready to say goodbye.  I was blessed in my Mother, and I... Read more »


The steam rising off of the pool in the morning is a reminder that another summer has passed. This summer was embroidered with  many happy moments associated with Mike’s wedding, and I scarcely indulged in my special brand of indolence.  Now, too soon, I am mourning the disappearance of summer possibilities.   When I was... Read more »