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...
Writing with White Hair

Writing with White Hair

Whatever your politics or religion, I think we can agree on one thing: all of us have been through a lot in the past twelve months. Every one of us! The entire world! Back in the early days of 2020, little did we know that a pesky virus named COVID-19 was about to...
Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Some people think the idea of spirits is nothing but silly nonsense, but I am a believer in ‘things that go bump in the night’. I’ve believed since I was 9 years old…since the day I saw a ghost. I grew up in Toledo, Ohio, in a large house built in the early...
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...
My Name is Kathleen and I am a Fatty

My Name is Kathleen and I am a Fatty

Ever wake up in the morning, dreading the thought of having to face a brand new day? I know the feeling. I lived that way for years. I’d wake up and burrow under the blankets, dreading the thought of climbing out of bed, having to face a brand new day and a closet...