My first grandson, John Michael Oskey was born 3/30/16. That same week I lost a dear friend, Jo Doran, poet and Professor at NMU and Michigan writer Jim Harrison. Coincidentally, I was reading Jim on the day before and the day of his death.
My mother hated water, she said. The leaks in the roof, the water seeping into the basement where she was nearly electrocuted once as, one foot in the water, she reached a hand out to the washing machine and found herself stuck there with current going up and down one side of her body, lucky she … Continue reading Two Hearted
Just a note: We are in the process of combining lekimball.com into this wordpress site which should happen in the next week or two. We're excited about the changes. I apologize for not blogging. I spent much of the winter in Florida caring for my father who has Parkinson's and some heart issues as well. … Continue reading Short and Sweet