Life and Loss

2019 JJ ShaunJoe Yesterday, our family held a memorial service for a man who was as much kin as one could be and not be born into the clan. Joe dropped into our lives almost twenty-five years ago. He had just been released prison and volunteered to help his brother build an extra room into … Continue reading Life and Loss

Summer’s End

(C) 2019 JJ ShaunEnd of summer cooking. And just like that, it’s Labor Day, the “unofficial end of summer.” So, aside from it being a federal holiday and long weekend, what is Labor Day all about? In the beginning, labor unions brought about the end of tyranny by employers who used and abused their workers. … Continue reading Summer’s End