I met a woman….

As many of you know I was honored to be published in the book ” So God Made a Mother” which officially releases TODAY ( April 18th) I traveled to Omaha, Nebraska to celebrate the book launch with many of the other contributors.  Words cannot describe the energy, the love and the camaraderie that filled […]

Maybe I CAN time travel….

I walk down the wide brick paved walkway and look around. A familiar feeling washes over me. Much has changed and much is the same.  The buildings greet me with their familiar Jeffersonian beauty. The trees are taller, there are now benches to sit on and as I take in the beauty of this place […]

The Soft Edges of Peace at 2am

Oh sleep..you little stinker.  Couldn’t get enough of you when I was a teenager and often blissfully slept until 12 noon when I could. Pulled all nighters in college during exam week and now I wonder how I managed to take final exams at all. Youth and procrastination ruled my life. Longed for you when […]

Unobstructed Views from the Front Row of Life

We all have front rows seats each day to some of the most amazing things. It may not seem like it at the time, and often our view is blocked by all the everyday things that keep us from being present. These aren’t moments that go viral and may seem unimportant or so common that […]

Hanging out in my comfort zone

Honestly there is nothing better than hanging out in my comfort zone. For whatever reason the phrase or concept of “comfort zone” has gotten a bad rap. It has been characterized as a weak place to be, a place that is stagnant and no good for you. It’s as if it were a pool hall […]

These aren’t just hats…

The variety and number of hats took me by surprise.  Mostly soft yellows, greens, blues and pinks. There were also bright neon colors and dark blues and grays.  There were a few adult hats but mostly hats meant to fit tiny newborn heads. The consistency of the stitches soothed me visually and the softness of […]

Wait where am I?

Oh yes the familiar occurrence of going into a room and forgetting why I am there!  I do believe it happens to everyone and especially today with so many distractions. Too many times I have gone to google something and ended up down the rabbit hole of news items or videos that I had no […]

Three Words Gave the World Someone Special

I have always known that words matter.  Words are powerful and in a single moment can make you feel loved and special but words said in the heat of anger or despair can also destroy. A word of encouragement from a parent, a teacher or a college professor can change the trajectory of a persons […]

Please Don’t Give This Away

I honestly do not like giving advice.  What works for me will probably not work for others. Also I don’t want to be that sanctimonious know it all that has all the answers because honestly I don’t.  I am muddling through life just like the rest of you hoping I am making the right decisions […]

I called and she picked up

I called and she picked up. I wasn’t sure if the number I had was her landline or her cell.  If it was her cell it was a gamble as she often lost it or it wasn’t charged so when she picked up I smiled. Several times I told her who I was but two […]