The Heart Never Forgets

One of the hardest things about this pandemic is not being able to visit my mom. The last time we were together was in August for her birthday. We only have our daily phone calls to hear each other’s voice and catch up on. Unfortunately, there is no one at home who has offered to…

Age Doesn’t Matter

I’m learning now to find the humor in my conversations with mom. Mom was one of those rare actresses who could straddle both worlds — comedy and drama. And not because she is my mother, but well, she was damn good at her craft! She could always make you cry buckets, or make you laugh…

The Long Goodbye

Today I was thinking how when my dad suddenly died at age 49 from a heart attack, I didn’t get to have the chance to say goodbye. To say all the things I wanted to tell him, to tell him what a great dad he was, and how grateful I was for everything he had…