Your Year in Review, A Guide

Looking back at the end of any year can be confusing. It may seem as though 1 or 2 events engulfed the year. Your year wasn’t made up of one or 2 events but an accumulation of actions, thoughts, feelings, happenings within your control, and happenings outside of your control. You know this but all […]

Confusion to Clarity

Here we are. Spring is upon us. It looks, feels, smells like Spring! This AM, after an early morning run, I sat on our back porch with my cup of coffee, taking in the sight of our large cherry tree covered in blooms. The scent of my neighbor’s lilac bushes are wafting into our yard. […]

That man. This lesson.

There are times a recalled memory makes you smile, grin, laugh aloud. At other times, the same memory creates tears. This post is about that type of memory and the learning which followed. That man. This memory. There was an event, a memory I have of throwing something at a man in anger—-or extreme irritation. […]

To Age Like My Dog

7 years ago, we brought a puppy into the family, a yellow lab. We’ve had dogs most of our marriage. Prior to Jamie, we had a mixed breed male who lived 16.5 years. After his passing, it took 3 years, the graduation of our youngest child from college, and the death of a beloved friend […]