What Nadia Wanted

Elizabeth MarroEncounters9 Comments

Her name was not Nadia which means hope or desire. She was named for a mythical bird whose feet never touch the ground. Her privacy is important, though, so Nadia it is and, like her given name, it fits her. She did hope. She did desire. And her feet never touched the ground for the entire hour I knew her. … Read More

The Mother My Daughter Is

Elizabeth MarroEncounters1 Comment

From Betsy: This is the first time I’ve re-blogged anything but this piece by Jan Wilberg broke my heart in a good way. I wanted to share it. Here’s to mothers, daughters, honesty, love. And to being glad.

Lunch With Friends

Elizabeth MarroEat, Drink, Love, Encounters10 Comments

I ate some old friends for lunch today. It’s the only way to get rid of them. They keep coming back like relatives you miss until they come and stay for months, or the chatty kind of people you try to evade at parties but just can’t. Everywhere you turn, there they are, all bright, happy, and softhearted — the … Read More

Urge to Purge

Elizabeth MarroEncounters, Endings, Family, Growing Pains, Things3 Comments

Above: Four minutes of fun in Bettina’s Minimalist Kitchen, “The White Box” (In English with subtitles). The urge to purge seems to be running through my network of friends and family like the cold that’s been making the rounds. Last week, I was flat on my back with just enough energy to watch the entire first season of Shameless (British … Read More

“Next Big Thing” Blog Tour

Elizabeth MarroAuthors, Encounters, Novels, Stories5 Comments

As I mentioned last week, there’s a viral blog event going around called “The Next Big Thing” in which writers give a glimpse of works in progress by answering a set of questions. I’ve been tagged by two fellow writers. Rae Francoeur is author of the memoir, “Free Fall: A Late-in-Life Love Affair.” Find out about her Next Big Thing. … Read More