First world problems are mocked… until one becomes Personal to Thee or Me.

In early March, the early fright-filled days of COVID-19, our microwave lurched and stopped. Beaucoup chirpy clicks and beeps emerged from its space among the kitchen cabinets. My husband and I were in the midst of morning coffee sips, attempting to ‘come to’ at 7:00 a.m.,… ...

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I went to a daylong literary event recently and came away with more than inspiration, knowledge, and new books.

I heard someone say that Ann Patchett’s book ‘Bel Canto’ was a happy book.

Now, perhaps, I will have the courage to read it…It was my mother’s nightstand book before a stroke sent her to a rehab facility for 5 months, and she never read again.… ...

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