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The Year Continues…

Posted by Leona Wisoker on April 18, 2017 in dogs, grieving, Uncategorized, Writing |

I’m home again, from my most recent Florida trip. The garden is starting to bloom. The pineapple sage has, improbably, migrated six feet to the side and into an entirely different bed. The lavender did not survive the winter. The ferns did. I’m waiting to see if the baby fig tree is going to recover […]

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Miracles Aren’t Always Good

Posted by Leona Wisoker on March 28, 2017 in grieving, Uncategorized, Writing |

Over the last few months, I’ve put out a couple of blog posts about the process of my mom slowly dying. She’s been fighting lung cancer, and last year it metastasized to her brain. The docs gave her until about Christmas 2016 at best. I’m fresh out of poetic, meaningful rambles about that. I’m planning […]

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Followup to the Followup

Posted by Leona Wisoker on December 29, 2016 in grieving, Uncategorized, winter, Writing |

The sun is shining. I have coffee in hand and lemon yogurt in tummy. The floor is once more covered in black dog hair, and the laundry seems endless. My office is slowly taking shape: it was pulled apart, over the last year, for many reasons, and I’ve been working–when I’m home–from the living room. […]

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Home Again: Followup to Hold On To Anything You Can

Posted by Leona Wisoker on November 27, 2016 in grieving, Uncategorized, winter, Writing |

The sky is a crisp blue against the array of earth-toned leaves still hanging on to their perches. Squirrels dig, industrious, through the crackling fallen, searching out nuts, insects, whatever it is that squirrels search for at times like this. There are few birds; my feeders have been allowed to run empty, some weeks ago […]

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Getting Back Up… Again…

Posted by Leona Wisoker on December 15, 2015 in Uncategorized, winter, Writing |

I am seriously going to start declaring December as a no-go for EVERYTHING in the future. Year after year, I wind up flat on my arse, incapable of doing anything but coughing and sleeping for record stretches. Year after year, I promise to get Things Done in December and have to back out of those […]

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