I get a little nostalgic at Christmastime. I suppose I am not alone in that. Christmas is such a magical season. It brings back bright and twinkling memories of people and places long gone. I miss my Father-in-law most at Christmastime. My father-in-law loved having Christmas morning with his granddaughter. We would travel to his […]

Catherine Matthews is an educator and author living north of Seattle. She is currently at work on her debut novel, Becoming Benny. Her essay, Deeper Than Social Connections, can be found in Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 (Ed. Jennifer Haupt) coming in September 2020. Catherine shares her life experiences through…