• Friendship
  • Read On!

    I’ve wanted to be in a book club for some time. I tried joining one at work when I first joined my company in 2012, only to have it disband because everyone’s workload became too crazy. Reading things other than what you must read for work and professional development is just a good thing. Anyway, […]

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  • Trolls Are Everywhere

    Another beloved blog went by the wayside this past week and I’ve been a little despondent about it. Not surprisingly, a whole legion of people on the internet don’t share my appreciation of the good work the owners of Young House Love put in on their site. These individuals have focused on what wasn’t good […]

  • Friendship
  • Weird Things Happen

    It seems like every few months (sometimes weeks or days), weird things just happen. Like this text I received from a friend: Just received word of your husband’s passing…I’m so sorry! What do you need/want from us? We love you! I read this aloud to my very-much alive Boy, who happened to be sitting next to me, drinking […]

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  • Saying Yes

    When The Boy had his Devastating Injury, I realized something important: I had no emotional reserves left. It’s been a pretty not-great year – specifically a not-great summer on – which means a lot of coping resources have been deployed to survive. Then an accident comes along and knocks everything off-kilter and that’s when you […]