Of Hamsters and Men

How do you measure the extent of grief when you lose a pet? Is there a formula of sorts? An accepted ratio for the portion of your heart that you can give in direct correlation to the size of the animal?  Should one grieve less for a wee creature than for a bounding larger one that you can take in your arms?…

Scooby Doo, I’ll Remember You…

It is the season of goodbyes.  From nursery to kindergarten, middle to high school and perhaps the most painful finale for parents, high school to college, we bid farewell not only to summer but to our children.  The laments seen on a recent visit to my Facebook page is evidence.  “The house is so empty!…

The Lemonade Stand

Driving leisurely down a bucolic road in town, on a picture perfect summer morning, I am enveloped by a feeling of calm. A much-loved 80’s song is playing on the radio evoking high school memories and a soft breeze billows through my open window. What a glorious day! Nearing my turn for home,  I spot a structure…