How I met my mother

How I met my mother

Join electric harpist & vocalist Deborah Henson-Conant from her living room for a FACEBOOK LIVE CONCERT on Sunday May 10, 2020 at 4:30PM EDT. Sign up HERE to get reminders! [First posted May 14, 2017, updated May 11, 2019] This is a special Mother’s Day...
In this room Heaven bloomed

In this room Heaven bloomed

This is an archive post ~ originally published Apr. 2, 2012 and updated in 2018 In my late teens, I was visiting Edith, my grandmother, in the San Joaquin valley where I stayed with her for part of every summer. She gave me her pincushion and a few spools of thread...
My Mother’s Mexican Hat

My Mother’s Mexican Hat

NOTE: This story includes an audio file related to the story – if you want to listen while you’re reading, here’s the song: My parents were divorced when I was very young and my mother and I went to live with my Aunt. Aftrer a year or so the three of...
Counting Fish

Counting Fish

It was in Calaveras County, in the foothills of the Sierras in the ’60’s.  I was 6. We went to a forestry preserve – maybe a fishery, and likely in Big Trees State park. We walked into a small flat meadow, where a forest ranger in short sleeves knelt...
This is the gift

This is the gift

Yesterday, on the bike path, pedaling home from a stint at the Kickstand Cafe with my computer, there was a small group ahead of me on the path in sunlight that looked almost dusty:  A mother – or grandmother – and a child. Like it would have been when I...

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