Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bittersweet return

A few weeks ago, my brothers made the trek from Chicago to join me and the rest of my father’s family in visiting Gessner one last time. This beautiful old farmhouse, named for the road near which it stands, was the place where my grandma lived for over forty years and where the three of […]

The Elusive Muse

My Muse has proved elusive for the last few weeks—hence my cyber-silence.  Day after day she sits dutifully at the Community Foundation where I work, staring at a screen and typing important things. She does her job well and faithfully, but when I step out of the office at the end of the work day, […]