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When the World Stops Spinning

When the World Stops Spinning

My Grams, one of the best humans to walk the face of the planet, entered into rest early last month. I had the honor of saying a few words at her memorial and several people asked if I could share those with them again. These are the words I collected in an attempt to convey… Continue Reading

Connections (In Real Life)

Connections (In Real Life)

After making the decision to leave the noisy social media world in my rearview (yes, completely DELETING all my accounts, not merely deactivating for a break), I decided it was time to venture out into the 3-D world to make honest to goodness, in real life connections. While I’m not a particularly shy gal by… Continue Reading

In the Next Square

In the Next Square

I’m a person who overthinks everything.  Every. Single. Thing. Not only do I analyze every angle of every decision, but an “all or nothing” caveat seems to be married to each choice. “What should I eat today?” turns into: “I need to eat healthy! I must spend $400 at Whole Foods to buy all the… Continue Reading

She sat on the porch of her home. Water at her feet in a puddle, she wondered if it was okay to drink. Her family’s water had been turned off for days and she’d had to be creative about where she got both her next meal or cold water on this very hot July day.… Continue Reading

Pickles No More

Pickles No More

It wasn’t something that happened overnight, but still, this was something that could have been seen coming a mile away if any time was spent with my son. What started as a request, visit after visit to Barnes & Noble, to purchase a stuffed Ty penguin, became a bit of an obsession with the little… Continue Reading

Hitting Snooze

Hitting Snooze

Lately, I’ve been all over the place. Misplaced keys, shirt on backwards and inside out, and a bag of Fritos and a coconut La Croix for lunch. I wear a FitBit, though, so hey, I’m one health-conscious mama. Just like most, I have plenty of goals and dreams, but my dream of getting a full… Continue Reading

Dear 22-Year-Old Woz…

Dear 22-Year-Old Woz…

Dear Woz, It’s me, you. Except now I’m 41 and I’ve learned a thing or two since your overalls wearing days. I just wanted to write to you and tell you something as you get ready to graduate college and head into the “real world.” You see, at 22 you are full of dreams and… Continue Reading

This One’s For My Dad

This One’s For My Dad

As I settle into a routine of writing every morning with my WIP, my mind wanders a little less when I sit down to the keyboard and recall stories of days gone by. This morning was one of reflecting on certain women in my life who have stepped in where a mom would’ve been needed… Continue Reading

She’s a Writer

She’s a Writer

“She’s a writer,” he said. That was my husband’s reply to the Apple genius who was packaging up a MacBook Air for me as I got lost in all the shiny things-a-plenty strewn about the store. Mr. Apple asked what I did for a living and Russ’ quick response caught me a little off-guard because,… Continue Reading

Friendship, the True Kind

Friendship, the True Kind

From Carmel, Indiana to Albuquerque, NM, our hearts will forever connect. Friendship, the true kind, isn’t easily found. While I’ve been fortunate enough to have many wonderful friends come in and out of my life over the years, there’s one person in particular who has stood by my side since we played on the teeter… Continue Reading

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