I finished a book last night that kept me awake when I turned out the light to sleep.  Albatross.  A woman’s story of surviving at sea when the sailboat she was crewing on sank.  As I lay there in the dark, trying to drift into dreamland, I saw her purple puckered sores in the filthy … Continue reading Insomnia

Shining Dad’s Shoes

I saw something this morning that stopped me in my tracks.  On our bedroom floor were a wooden horsehair shoe shine brush and a brown tin of Kiwi shoe polish, the kind with the little boat-cleat lever for popping the top of the tin off.  I don’t think the Kiwi tin has changed in 20 … Continue reading Shining Dad’s Shoes