Goddesses & Other Fragile Beings

I have been told I write a lot about relationships and death. Guilty as charged. I do often write about family dynamics, love relationships, and the relationships we have with our children. It’s not an intentional thing, more often than not I’m just doing a mind dump. Put your seatbelt on and stay on the... Continue Reading →

Hello Universe

Life isn’t what I would call a “one and done”. I joke about that phrase when I reference having children, that I was one and done. I use that same reference when I speak of tattoos for myself, I’m a one and done. But the rest of life…well it can be messy, can’t it? It... Continue Reading →

HOME

The people close to me know the story, but the time has come to share it. It's pretty personal. I'll omit names to protect others' privacy, but my people I keep close will know the serious details. My friend's dad passed away. Over a year ago. But it's as raw to me today as the... Continue Reading →

Cheap Daisies – a short story

The door was the first thing Brian noticed as he approached the funeral home that late September afternoon. It appeared heavy and was full of ornate, three-dimensional carvings of birds, trees, and a river. He guessed this was the perceived path to heaven, down a babbling brook.  He was meeting his sister Jane to determine... Continue Reading →

Bittersweet 2019

As we begin to wind down 2019, I realize that I have never had a year where I thought “wow, that was the worst year ever, I’m so glad it’s over”. But admittedly, this has been a tough one. It started in February, when I lost my old buddy Uno. I remember vividly the day... Continue Reading →

Blue Collar Bullies

Something popped up as a Facebook memory for me today, a quote that I had clearly appreciated eight years ago: “There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”  ~Nelson Mandela It makes me happy that I took that quote to... Continue Reading →

My Brother Died Again

My brother died again yesterday. I’ll explain. It’s been a long time since my brother passed away, and not everyone knows the details of that. It was a big event in my life, not just because he was my brother, but also because I was called upon to identify his body. The whole experience was... Continue Reading →

Fearless

I have a proverbial bucket list going in my head all the time. Occasionally, it starts thumping me in the head to do some things. Some things are ongoing, slow accomplishments that take time, like school. Other times, there are things that can be knocked out easily enough, but require a certain amount of bravery... Continue Reading →

Letting Go

Gosh it's been awhile! I've been extra busy with school, and that will continue through the end of the year. But I've also been busy keeping resolutions this year. One of the biggest ones was being a good friend. By that, I mean making time for people in a day and age where everyone is... Continue Reading →

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