Ears Need a Break: The Value of Silence

Look what I found on my walk this week! With the enthusiasm of a rare bird sighting, I rounded the corner and saw my neighbor tidying up her small patch of grass with the gentle clickity click of manual mowing. The silence, or nearly so, was music to my ears. I love...

Adapting to Loss

“I didn’t hear you come in last night.” This was my husband’s response to my coming in late the night before. I was grateful he slept through my tiptoeing because he has trouble sleeping. Then I decided to interview him about his hearing so I could write about a loss...