Considering my two moms on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day approaches.  I’ve had two moms.  To be precise, I’ve had three. I had a biological mother who gave birth to me in the summer of 1975. She gave me up for adoption.  I’ve sifted through old papers and heard a few stories. I’m not really sure what happened.  I know that she wasContinue reading “Considering my two moms on Mother’s Day”

The ghosts of the past haunt my contacts list

The best Rolodex I ever saw belonged to Tom Alex, the dayside police reporter for the Des Moines Register. You needed two years of CrossFit just to twist the wheel. When one managed to crank the wheel, business cards rained out. Most pages had six or seven entries hastily crossed out with the new contactContinue reading “The ghosts of the past haunt my contacts list”