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 →


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 →

Birth. Life. Death. Repeat.

If one thing is certain, it is that the more life changes, the more it stays the same. Birth. Life. Death. Repeat. We all finds ourselves in various stages of this evolutional cycle and sometimes think "I don't know how I could possibly be happier" or "I don't know how life can possibly get worse".... Continue Reading →

The “C” Word

About 30 years or so ago, I learned I had cervical cancer. I was a young woman, and recall being very scared about my own mortality. I wondered if I’d ever be able to bear children? Would I need chemo? Radiation? I wondered a lot of things, but mostly I just wondered if I’d live.... Continue Reading →

Resolving 2019

January 2nd. Did you break your resolution yet? Do you have the same resolution every year? Or are you one of those people who blatantly says they will NOT have a resolution, therefore not fail? Sorry, the latter is for sissies if you ask me. A lot of people resolve to lose weight, eat healthier... Continue Reading →

It’s 4:52 a.m….

At 4:52 a.m. my Facebook messenger announced a message.  “Why are you awake?” was the inquiry. I hesitated to respond initially, with all the security breaches recently, but for some reason I knew the sender was safe. The quick answer is because I work two jobs today, and will put in about 13 hours when... Continue Reading →

Is Blood Thicker Than Water?

This can be a tricky question. Some family members will tell you that blood is thicker than water. But…not everyone has a stable family. I’m not talking about that black sheep, or the artist, or the musician, or the tree hugger, or the one who is off the beaten path a little bit. I’m talking... Continue Reading →

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