When I descend the stairs to the basement, my heart sinks. A sea of boxes clutters the unfinished footprint of our house. Many of my childhood possessions, including all my dolls, grow dusty and old. Up until now, I haven’t been able to part with them. Will I ever be rid of them?
For a long time I felt isolated from my past. My childhood and college years didn’t seem real. The whirlwind of kid and [...]
“Don’t you think that’s dangerous?” my friend asked with a slight frown. Last week I excitedly signed up to take the Basic Riders Course required for a motorcycle license. Friends’ comments vary from cool to crazy, but this decision has been years in the making and it’s mine.
Since my dad always looked out for his little girl, he adamantly forbade me to get on the back of a bike. He had good reason to discourage [...]