Missing Pieces

I am curled up on the couch with Marley this Christmas Eve, Dan in his chair next to the fireplace. We’ve turned off the television and are enjoying the festive lights and relative quiet here in our Southside, Birmingham, neighborhood (other than the occasional fireworks). The comforting hiss of the gas fireplace accompanying the blessed … More Missing Pieces

Baking up Memories: A Christmas Visit to the Home for Wayward Seniors

I finally had a day to focus on baking in preparation for my visit to see my favorite seniors at Princeton Towers, the senior facility where my mother lived so happily the last two years of her life. Like my mom, I absolutely love the holidays, but this year I have felt a strong melancholy … More Baking up Memories: A Christmas Visit to the Home for Wayward Seniors