Category: Indiana

Leave It

I left something behind in Indiana. Not my toothbrush. Or a pair of dirty socks. Twelve hours in a car one way is exhausting. Another 12 on the way home leaves me swearing I’ll never make the trip again unless it’s on a plane. But it’s not all steering-wheel clenching stress and agitated bladders. Along the way, there is magic in the mountains – … Read More Leave It

Christmas Chaos

I marched straight to the shower after waking to let the warm water wash away the awful bits of my trip that were still clinging to me. We drove over 700 miles with gifts in tow. Somewhere in Ohio, my mother called, confused about the time of our arrival. I reminded her of our agreed-upon plans, but Ms. Chaos had other ideas. We were … Read More Christmas Chaos

She Loves Me

I drove back to my mother’s house in silence through the last of the falling snow. The world was still and white.  The Colts had lost the playoff game and I guessed the locals were drinking away their devastation in the usual hot spots. It was a beautiful day with my mother – one I will never forget.  She sat in the wheelchair with … Read More She Loves Me