Here’s to two thoroughbreds and the lucky family they raised

Here’s to two thoroughbreds and the lucky family they raised

I spent a beautiful Saturday with my in-laws this week, thanks to the magic of memories and Churchill Downs. Vince and Mary Jane Biskupic loved to spend an afternoon at the racetrack, he for the opportunity to test his horse acumen, and she for the chance to test her Irish luck. Mostly, though, they both [...]

In a heartbeat

In a heartbeat

The question caught me off guard as I sprinted between midday errands, and I answered too quickly. “Knowing what you know now, would you still become a foster parent?” a friend asked. “No way!” I said. It wasn’t true. I knew this as soon as the words left my mouth. I knew it even more [...]

Ukrainian Easter Blessings (from my Croatian family)

Ukrainian Easter Blessings (from my Croatian family)

I have to think my Ukrainian matriarchs would have loved our Easter celebration this year. My daughter Molly gifted me with a Ukrainian Easter basket including traditional kielbasa and Molly-made goodies, my sister in-law Elaine gave me (and everyone else) a walnut roll (the highlight of every visit to my grandparent's house in Colver, Pennsylvania), [...]