Robbed by a Nun

Robbed by a Nun

Sr. Joachim ruled supreme over my first grade classroom. I was one of forty little kids in her class at Rosary Cathedral School, and we were terrified of her. She was old and wrinkly, and she wore a black habit which covered her from head to toe. She did not smile and...
Is Your Sister a Pest?

Is Your Sister a Pest?

Growing up, it was just the two of us: Mary Lee and me. Three years younger than me, my little sister was a Pest with a capital “P”. She drove me crazy when we were little kids. My mom made me drag Mary Lee along wherever I went. “Why do I have to...
Never Say No to a Therapist

Never Say No to a Therapist

WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY HUSBAND ABOUT THE ART OF PERSEVERANCE April 1, 2004 … April Fool’s Day. The joke was on me, blithely tripping my way through life, assuming my happily-ever-after would never change. That’s the day my Steve, a big steady guy, my...