Monthly Archives: July 2014

“Look, Grandma!”

Jonathan and I picked up a neat trick from his aunt, Mica.  Because pointing can sometimes be an awkward or offensive gesture in public, depending on the circumstances, Mica has taught her children to “show” with a gently extended arm and an upturned palm, rather than point with an extended index finger.  After a number of interesting encounters in public… Read more →

In Loving Memory of Grandma May

Other than my parents, my grandmothers were the most influential figures in my life.  My maternal grandmother, LaVera May (for whom I am named), invested much of her life in me, pouring countless hours of her love and attention into my life.  Not only was she caring, strong, dependable and generous, but she was also fiercely spiritual.  In fact, it is… Read more →