“I did not go over for the funeral. I had good reasons, to me they seemed good, anyway, having to do with our old mother, and the shock of it, and how far away it was, across the ocean. Really,
I came across this: “The Child” She is bending over her child. She can’t leave her. The child is laid out in state on a stable. She wants to take one more photograph of the child, probably the
“There where they learned that courage is not the ability to face your fear, heroically, once, but is the strength to do it day after day.”
We toured the city, looking for summer work as a cashier, a waiter, a groundskeeper, anything. I saw parts of Rochester that I had never seen before. After four hours of driving around and searching, filling out application forms against
These phrases rattled around inside me. I had no name for the feelings they conjured up. Like captions for a set of lost photographs, I knew what the individual words meant, but I didn’t know what to attach them to.
Last year after finalizing the process of taking over this, my sister’s blog & domain, and after organizing her memorial and inurnment, I wrote a post announcing that I’d be the new resident blogger behind Dr Wise Money here.
Society and illness often encounter each other in parallel mirrors, each holding up a Rorschach test for the other.
Hi There, I’m Elva, apbka (also, previously, briefly, known as) Wise Money Shopper. Amanda, aka Dr. Wise Money, was my sister.
I’m writing two companion posts on my favorite and least favorite purchases of the first half of 2016.
As we start to travel more frequently, the boyfriend and I make a point to visit a (hopefully used) bookstore at least once per trip. So let’s have a look-see where we’ve been and what we found!