Week Forty-nine: Kathy Benson

Write about a time when a relationship ended. Other than breaks up with ex-boyfriends, none of whom I dated long, I have very few relationships that have outright ended. Rather, there have been more instances of friendships evolving and my growing apart from people I used to feel close to. I realize that this is … Continue reading

Week Forty-eight: Amanda Kasper

How have you handled, or how do you plan to handle the aging of your parents? “My mother… she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel.  I want to grow old and be like her.”  Jodi Picoult Last week, I wrote about coming home. I wrote about my mom, … Continue reading

Week Forty-eight: Kathy Benson

How have you handled, or how do you plan to handle the aging of your parents? There is an expression in my family, which we began using when my maternal grandmother, who had Alzheimer’s disease, was close to the end of her life. “It sounds like you are handling it well.” My parents would say … Continue reading

Week Forty-eight: Bridget Scoville

How have you handled, or how do you plan to handle the aging of your parents? My parents are luckily not old enough to have me worry about this yet. I have not really made a plan as to how I’m going to handle their aging. It is difficult to know exactly how you will handle … Continue reading

Week Forty-seven: Amanda Kasper

Write about your favorite house Lights will guide you home And ignite your bones And I will try to fix you -Coldplay Honestly, I think there’s magic in the houses we grew up in. My family moved into our house in April of 1991, just before my fifth birthday. Twenty-two years ago, nobody had the … Continue reading

Week Forty-seven: Kathy Benson

Write about your favorite house There are a lot of houses that are special to me — my two childhood homes, where I grew up in Evanston, Illinois top the list, followed closely by my grandparents’ houses in Marion, Ohio, Columbus, Ohio, and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and my in-laws’ summer home in Sisters … Continue reading

Week Forty-seven: Brian B. Baker

Write about your favorite house Depending what time of day you walked in the smells would be different. It could be coffee, fresh cake or cookies. Sometimes the smell of tomatoes and burger frying would attack your nostrils, but it was always these smells that made my grandparents house the way it was. When I … Continue reading

Week Forty-seven: Bridget Scoville

Write about your favorite house I have not lived in very many houses over the years, but I have lived in many, many apartments. I recently counted how many times I have moved. The number was greater than 20. Of all the places I have lived thus far one particularly stands out. My absolute favorite … Continue reading

Week Forty-six: Amanda Kasper

Write about an insecurity you have or once had Don’t ever let someone tell you  that you can’t do something. Not even me. you got a dream, you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you that you can’t do it. you want something?  Go get it. Period. ..Will Smith, The Pursuit … Continue reading

Week Forty-six: Kathy Benson

Write about an insecurity you have or once had Where do I begin? Maybe with the fact that I accidently deleted the first version I wrote of this post, which I was proud of and pleased with how it turned out. Don’t you hate it when things like that happen? One of my many insecurities … Continue reading