Who are the Tall Poppies and Why You Should Care?

Who are the Tall Poppies and Why You Should Care?

Who are the Tall Poppies and Why You Should Care? I was interviewed by my crabby brother, Ray, about who the Tall Poppies are and he cleared it all up for you. Ray: So, Ann – what is this flower group you put together and why do you spend so much time on it? I didn’t...
Night Moves: How my mom tricked Alzheimers.

Night Moves: How my mom tricked Alzheimers.

Night Moves: How my mom tricked Alzheimer’s by visiting me in my dreams. Night Moves: My mom visits me in my dreams. How my mom tricked Alzheimer’s and visits the ones she… Click To Tweet My mother is probably a lot like your mother: older, loving,...
No and Yes Live Together in The House You Build for Yourself.

No and Yes Live Together in The House You Build for Yourself.

No, and Yes Live Together in The House You Build for Yourself. When I was younger I could say no without guilt, worry, or fear. In fact, at least once I not only said “no”, I also made a deal out of that ‘no.’ It was during my short stint on the track team...
I Tell You Everything

I Tell You Everything

I tell you everything because I know you don’t judge me. You aren’t a judger. I just gotta know. What kind of person are you when you’re sick? A. Stiff upper lip. Continues with life with a discrete tissue up sleeve. B. Takes a day off work but returns medicated,...
I Have A Story To Tell You That Will Make You Feel Better

I Have A Story To Tell You That Will Make You Feel Better

After losing my Thanksgiving Turkey my friend of thirty-five years called and said, “I have a story to tell you that will make you feel better.” I, of course, was ready to hear anything. I had just lost my turkey and my mother has Alzheimer’s. You do the math....
I Lost My Turkey

I Lost My Turkey

I lost my turkey. I did. I lost my actual Thanksgiving turkey. This is not a metaphor for losing my shit. Or an allegory or an idiom (don’t feel bad if you have to google these, I did). Here’s what happened. I left the Madison Women’s Expo where I’d just given a talk...