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

The finish line

Suddenly and shockingly bombs at the Boston Marathon exploded.  When my daughter, Devin, told me she was going to train to run a marathon, I wasn’t surprised.  I did my … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · 8 Comments

136 ways to love others

Love is as love does. Ways to love those closest to your heart: Say, “I love you.” Make them a nice meal. Take them out to eat. Clean their room, … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Worth doing

Enamored with twitter but languishing there for a year, this past July I decided to learn how to tweet better.  To increase my online transparency I added this blog as … Continue reading

January 3, 2013 · 11 Comments

Mastery as motivation

My husband pushed me into the choppy cold water of Canyon Lake this past Veterans Day. No worries, I was in our new kayak. Actually there were worries, mainly, could … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Happily married

Ray hurled curses and Tommy threw punches at me one too many times. Teaching emotionally disturbed children combined with their physical aggression brought me to my knees. My classroom partner … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 9 Comments

Hometown sweet hometown

Driving a sporty rental car with the classic rock channel of my teen years playing The Doors, Love Her Madly, I headed to Scranton, PA, my childhood home where my … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 4 Comments