I found my Father’s hat and…

I was repacking a box the other day making it more compact and trying to find room for other things  when I found my fathers hat and ….. I wasn’t prepared to be so overwhelmed with emotion. It was the hat he always wore. I put it on my head and instantly felt his presence […]

Here Paul jump in this box….

I thought I would never say this but I miss our Navy moves.  Wait what? Yup I miss them coming in and packing everything that wasn’t nailed down including the trash. Or the time they moved us out of base housing and tried to take the refrigerator which belonged to the Navy. It was still […]

Letting my Running and Writing Go to the Dogs

Writing and running go together.  No you don’t have to run to be a writer nor do you have to write in order to run but it does help. Well it helps me. In a weird twist of the worst timing ever we had to make the painful decision to say good bye to my […]

To Love a Nurse with Words

It is Nurses Week and while I am a nurse my thoughts go to the nurse I love and know best, my Mom. She never talked much about all the things she did as a nurse and I truly wish I had asked more questions. I am unsure, however, if she would have had much […]

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 […]

Moving Limbo

I’ve moved about 12 times in my life if you count the 3 times when I was a kid and college. The anticipation is somewhat exciting, the reality is not. The worst move for me had nothing to do with lost or damaged items or even packing.  It was leaving my friends at the tender […]

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 […]

I jumped off a cliff and so can you!

Well not really but it sure felt like it. It is true what they say.  That first step is a doozy. In May of 2021 I submitted a blog post to  Her View From Home and it was accepted for publication. Who knew hitting the send button on that one felt like jumping off a […]