Kelley J. Leigh

Loud World. Quiet Soul. Listen beyond the noise.

Writing on the Wall

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  I try to write a note as each of my sons move out of the house (even if they end up coming back for seasons here and there). Here, the latest benediction to one of my sons.  For Isaac, about to head for college; a word to the one who paints the walls of life and gives voice for […]

When Cats Disappear


Where I share a quick thought regarding the sad disappearance of Cat who was, after all, just a cat. Dogs come when they’re called; cats take a message and get back to you later. Mary Bly We only meant to borrow him. Our house had a mouse problem so I asked my friend, Kandi, if we could use one of […]

Permanent Marks

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  Sons Parenting young adults is a different kind of parenting altogether. I wrote the first draft of this piece a few years ago, shortly after Second Son left home for the first time.  First Son had already left and come back and left again, as happens in the early twenties when the distance between home stays gets longer and longer. […]