Passing the Chips

The baskets of chips move up and down the table while both the salsa and the margaritas flow easily.  There are enough people gathered that multiple conversations are happening simultaneously, with questions and laughter and excited stories being told. Over tamales and enchiladas we learn more about each other, get caught up on our lives,Continue reading “Passing the Chips”

Let’s Be Sue

We recently had the joy of visiting my mother-in-law in her memory care unit.  Alzheimer’s is, undoubtedly, an incidious thief, and yet I find myself fascinated by what remains, what essences sticks around stubbornly because it is so much a part of that person.  For our mom, it’s both her sassy sense of humor, herContinue reading “Let’s Be Sue”