Category Archives: Ponderings


“What’s your story?” Phyllis asked this of everyone. Sometimes it put people off and sometimes it lit them up. We’d sit on her front porch and drink lemonade or sip hot soup depending on the season. We discussed Carl Jung, organic cooking, cats, simple living, and people’s stories. I was 20-something and she was 60-something. More than once she said, “We’re sort of like “Tuesdays with Morrie” but it’s Friday and I’m Phyllis and I’m not dying.” I wonder about Phyllis today…20 years […]