Sparkles and the definition of  “me”

Sparkles and the definition of “me”

I wrote this post in 2016 on my first blog, The Extra Rib. This reflection on the changing phases of parenting as a child grows was written when my daughter, Ida, was in 6th grade. Ida graduated from high school this past year, 2022, and she continues to learn in...

Diagram The Sentence

a story by Melanie Makovsky January 1994  The Sign, Ace of Base  We’re sitting here in English diagramming sentences, and everyone has to participate. It’s the most boring activity ever, yet I am incredibly nervous. Everyone has to participate, and we are...
Bad Christmas

Bad Christmas

by Melanie Makovsky December 1994  Never Is A Promise, Fiona Apple  Christmas is a joke this year, and not the funny kind. It is a farce. We are sitting here in our pajamas opening presents as if it’s a normal Christmas, a typical Christmas, when it is anything...