The most magical night of the year…

It's silly, I know it. I mean, I'm a grown up, Santa Claus is very busy with the young ones and can't be expected to come my way, me, a round grey-haired weary parent of three grown children. And yet, some part of me clings to the belief in a Santa Claus, not the jolly…

Dear Dad….

I don't have many photos of my dad. He was always the one behind the camera, capturing out smiles and foolishness and big events and small ones. But I can see him in my mind's eye, alas, all that I have left, since he's been gone  25 years now and for some reason it still…

The pearl

I have a sweet pearl necklace that my dad gave me way back when I was a young teenager.  It's a single, perfectly round pearl, with a gold holder and a thin 14 carat gold chain. Every time I wear it I am afraid I'll lose it, but it holds on. The chain tangles, but it…