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This Side of Grief

I got the call on Saturday that my grandpa was losing steam. This battle he’s been fighting against ALS has taken a toll- an awful and unfair and undisguised toll. The phone call from my mom led to a FaceTime with my grandma where I was able to see and tell Grandpa that I love… Read More This Side of Grief

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The “A” Words

I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to say my book without simultaneously wanting to pee my pants. In the last ten days, this book and the stories within went from a handful of eyes and ears and notebooks, to the world of publishing. Available for all eyes to see. It is nothing short… Read More The “A” Words

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Rivers

Oh friends. Hello. Happy New Year. Happy Valentines Day and Happy Almost Saturday. What else have I missed? Your birthday? Anniversary maybe? Well, happy to all of those too. I’m adding this photo as proof of life. We tried our hand, or feet really, at roller skating and it was a success! Hooray. My word.… Read More Rivers

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It’s That Simple

Oh Dear Lord. Show me a miracle. Life, man. This year started with an ALS diagnosis for my grandpa and wrapped up with a dear one’s surgery to remove cancer. Between the months, these words have been muttered over and over and over thousands of times – Oh Dear Lord, show me a miracle. Have… Read More It’s That Simple

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Engage

When my mom first told us she was leaving the dental field to go back to school, I thought her mid-life crisis was surely upon us. Her job was secure and our teeth were straight. Being a college student myself at the time, I couldn’t understand what would have possibly prompted this choice to go… Read More Engage