My Gray Stripes

Becoming whole through family life. Desserts help.

Saying goodbye

One month after my daughter married, she and her husband moved out-of-state.  He is earning a doctorate in physics in six years.  She is working, making their home, and preparing … Continue reading

July 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Sweet names

Little did I know when I started calling my husband, “Honey,” in our early years of marriage that the nickname would stick.  Honey is literally sweet.  Sweet names can minimize … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hardball life

Club baseball is crazy rough and tumble. Teams are brutal in how they cream the best prospects, quickly dumping players who don’t perform. Franchises run like slick costly machines. Some … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

Enemy estimated

Anita Chiappini told my best friend, Mary Beth, to meet her behind the school for a fight. So Mary Beth and all of us did. And Anita and all of … Continue reading

September 27, 2012 · 5 Comments

Nail polish pretty

I love the creamy, salty and fatty decadence of butter spread on toast. And my daughter brought a new butter into my life to love, Butter London nail polish. Rarely … Continue reading

September 6, 2012 · 4 Comments