What Would YOU Do?

I’ve become quite adventurous since I hit my forties.  I’ve done many new things I never thought I’d do.  If you peruse my blog you’ll find out what many of those are.  Currently, I am taking an online computer science course, since there is a limit to what I can do physically. As I was … More What Would YOU Do?


Writer’s Hands, Part II

This is a follow-up to my post on January 16, 2014 entitled Writer’s Hands. I resisted the temptation to include a picture of my exposed, post-surgery, pin-laden, stitched pinkie. I found it fascinating, yet others have described the graphic photo with other less-than-desirable adjectives (i.e, gruesome, gross). I can now type with 5 fingers, 3 … More Writer’s Hands, Part II

Surrogate Son

As it turns out, my step-father was not able to attend visitation at the funeral home last night. The roads were treacherous due to snow and he was having difficulty breathing.  In fact, the symptoms of his COPD  were so bad that he didn’t attend his mother’s graveside service today either.  In fact, my sister and … More Surrogate Son

Memory Lane

I am writing this post from a hotel room in a town where I spent my adolescent/teen years.  My husband, brother, and I are here to attend the funeral of my stepfather’s mother, who passed away on Thursday.  Although she was not our biological grandmother, she was always kind and welcoming to my brother and … More Memory Lane

Religion, Politics, and Other Things We Don’t Talk About

As the title of today’s post suggests, I am going to touch on some taboo topics.  The first of these is religion.  Well, actually, I would say Jeremiah Stephen’s blog post Cosmic Truth… Open the Door from knowthesphere would be more closely categorized as spirituality.  Regardless of what you call it, his words encouraged me … More Religion, Politics, and Other Things We Don’t Talk About


This is another one of those “housekeeping” posts that I’m not all that crazy about, yet I need to get some things squared away.  As part of the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog challenge, I have been working at just that… improving my blog.  A few days ago, we were given … More Housekeeping

“You can be…

“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of … More “You can be…