The Inspiring Parents of Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman Jr.

I live in Texas, so you will understand when I say I do not follow the Seattle Seahawks. I’ve never been to Washington State. In fact, the closest I’ve come to anything related to Seattle is watching umpteen “Fraiser” episodes. So it may surprise you when I say I’ve fallen in love with the parents of fullback Derrick Coleman, but it’s true. You may recall a moving Duracell … Continue reading The Inspiring Parents of Seahawks’ Derrick Coleman Jr.

Robin Williams and My Son

“That poor man!” I exclaimed, peeking from behind the curtain protecting my identity. I could not stop laughing. The unsuspecting trash man had been whistling seconds before. Now, after flinging open the hinged lid of the can, he threw a gloved hand over his nose and doubled over, then peered, questioning, at our house.

Rewind four hours. The warm, sunny, July day had started as uneventfully as a day with a two and four-year-old can. Continue reading Robin Williams and My Son

Harry Potter Stole Christmas!

Who has delighted in the Great Hall at Hogwarts bedecked in holiday apparel, caught one of the snowflakes that wafted down from the ceiling on your tongue, giggled at seeing the hairy-footed gnome atop the Weasley’s tree, or couldn’t hold a snicker at hearing Peeves’ raucous version of carols from inside the knight’s armor? Better yet, who felt truly loved and accepted at the Burrow? Or imagined receiving a gift thoughtfully made just for you with love, courtesy of Mrs. Weasley? Yes, Harry stole the Christmas we are used to experiencing with busy family and imperfect friends, and replaced it with an experience only our imaginations could conjure. Continue reading Harry Potter Stole Christmas!