Tag: self-discovery

Those Who Called Her Maggie

She said something mysterious the other day. She is Margaret, and while most people call her by her given name, Maggie flows well, there in the title. In her younger days they called her Maggie, Margie, Margy, or Marg; most often, it was Margaret. Those who know her now, though, know she goes by Margaret.…

Mud Pie Moments

Look at that face, the serious one. I was doing it then and I’m doing it now, analyzing something. On that day dad caught me in thought; now, I’m thinking about my original, immediate family. We were four, but we’ve been three for some time. Dad always had the camera, but he didn’t simply take…

Retirement–Day 9–Lessons From My Cat

It’s Retirement–Day 9–and while my body understands what happened, I’ve noticed a cerebral hitch in my get-along. I can’t relax. I’m wound up tighter than a __________. You may fill in the blank. Be kind. I’ve mentally cut people off this past week. I’m not sorry. I want them to stop talking. I’m nearly choking…