What I’ll Tell Sweet E: Life Can Come At You Hard, So Remember The Good

Dearest Sweet E, This life is full of wonder and awe – it contains the best of what we experience – but this life can also come at you hard, stealing joy and hope, if you let it. Don’t let it, baby. So many in this world think they’re the only one with a suffering […]

All Is Well

My breast cancer diagnosis is now a permanent road post in my life. I was happily motoring along, riding smooth pavement, when suddenly caught by surprise and forced to pull off onto unstable terrain: BREAST CANCER NEXT EXIT. Gaa! I hate that road. But, as with all rough ground I have found myself traveling, I’ve […]

The Year of Great Faith

Years and years ago, long before choosing a name for a year became fashionable, a word came to me that I knew was meant for the upcoming 12 months. It happened when I was on a long walk with my beloved dog on my birthday. The day had dawned foggy and visibility was low. We […]

My Biggest Accomplishment

Life, if you’re paying attention, is heart-stoppingly beautiful, yet infuriatingly confounding, is open wide and forgiving, yet full of the cruelest of cruels, is laughable, yet able to make you cry the hardest you’ve ever known anyone to cry.  We either embrace the juxtaposition of thrills and chills by making it our best, as best […]

What Do We Tell Our Children?

Bombings.  Murder.  Hatred.  Heartache.  Misery.  Bloodbaths.  Injustice.  Deceit. We walk and live among evil; it is unavoidable. When faced with grim realities, what do we tell our children?  What do we teach by way of example?  How do we share peace and love and understanding, so they may take it with them as they walk […]