Entries by Beth Mende Conny

Familial DNA

Back from Las Vegas jet lagged. The three hours time difference feels like three weeks. My clock says 6:15 a.m., my usual waking time, but my body thinks it’s 3:15 a.m. Or maybe it’s not my body but family that pulls me back to bed. For the last four days my family has spent nearly […]

I would like to thank …

I would like to thank the sun for coming through my window this morning, casting strips of shadows through the blinds and onto the floor. They were the ladder rungs I used to climb out of bed and into the bathroom. I would like to thank my sink and the cool fountain water I cupped […]

Is today tomorrow?

I don’t miss being younger, experiencing the rough stuff of youth. The fears and tears of pimples and unrequited love, the not knowing what to say or wear, or who I would be when, at some distant time and place, I’d be all grown up. Grown up. An interesting term. As if we grow in […]