I went on Amazon to order a new bathroom scale (please reserve judgement), the one we were using was a wedding gift, and let me just say every morning my weight was a total surprise. There was a high to low range of twenty pounds or so, which affected not only my mood, but my […]

I’m not sure how or why it happened? But it did. I believe it has something to do with the liminal state I’m currently occupying, the space between grief and semi-recovery. Maybe that’s normalcy, not that anyone’s ‘technically’ normal, but I know it’s out there somewhere, more like a journey then a destination.I feel like […]


As my daughter Julie and her husband Nic prepare for an evening wedding in the city I prepare to manage all three of their kids, under the age of three, single handedly. No. You read that correctly. Calm down I brought wine. As I pull into the drive I realize I’m praying, not only for fortitude, […]

She parks her car on the curb of a familiar street before dawn, unstraps her seatbelt, opens the door, and quietly walks across her neighbor’s lawn to the coiled hose by the front window. Her grip on the garden hose reflects her grief as she moves reverently into the street and washes away the blood of […]