Jun '15

What it’s like to be heard

I had big plans for the day.

It was going to be a painting day.

Few things get me more excited than new paints and a blank canvas. And I had both. (*cue angelic choir*)

MAGIC was going to happen.

And then I made the mistake of reading email. (more…)

May '12


One of my nephew’s was killed earlier this week.

He was 25.


Jan '11

For Mom

Today would have been my mother’s 79th birthday.

I spent her last birthday with her 11 years ago in a hospital in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. She had been in and out of the hospital since the previous August with an infection whose source could not be pinpointed. (more…)

Dec '10

Dear God, I’m Here

Today’s #reverb10 prompt was one I read just after midnight.

December 3 – Moment.
Pick one moment during which you felt most alive this year. Describe it in vivid detail (texture, smells, voices, noises, colors).
(Author: Ali Edwards)

I thought about it all day. (more…)

Nov '10

When it doesn’t feel enough

I just found out that a dear friend’s mother died.

Dave is one of 2 friends I still have from my “old” life. He believed in me when I decided to resign and has never been more than a text message away. We have laughed and cried, kept each others secrets, talked about everything and anything, and never once felt the need to judge or fix the other person.

I love Dave. But I don’t think I knew just how much until tonight, when I realized (more…)