My Mother’s Roses

I arrived for my mother's Memorial a day early. One of the few things left to do  was to prepare the roses, turned into rose petals, to include with her ashes for the funerary basket. She wanted to be creamated and set to rest in her beloved Pacific ocean.  Between my sister and the cousin…

And Time Stood Still

Ed. Note: Originally written January 20th, 2016.  David Bowie's music and influence has been a part of my life in some way since I was 11 years old. When I was a kid, he was bigger than life and inspiring at the same time. I remember seeing him on TV with Marc Bolan, Lou Reed and Iggy…