View From Above

So many others have suffered infinitely more than I. I almost feel guilty to acknowledge any pain in my life as, comparatively, my challenges must be small. But that is the point. Trouble is not [...]

Nobody Gets Out Alive

Why do we act so surprised? Life on this celestial ball is so short lived…less than a blink of God’s eye. I lost a couple of family members in the last couple of months, both about my age. Of [...]

Which GPS is best?

There I was again – in an all-too-familiar situation in which I find myself so often since moving to another town. Instead of being in a suburb south of the main state capital, I am now north and [...]

The One at the Top

I would like to suggest that someone being at the top, in charge, overseeing, is a natural phenomenon. It occurs throughout life in all kinds of situations. We see a whole lot of vying or [...]

Super Woman is Not Gone…

She never existed at all. I used to have a keychain that was engraved with “Super Mom.” I’m not sure if one of my kids gave it to me, but however I came by it, it was what I aspired to be. Super [...]

Fairest of Them All

(I originally wrote this piece on October 8, 2015 – but I never published it until now …) Five years ago my mirror shattered. Anyone who has ever been truly loved—or who has deeply [...]

Just One Day of Chemo …

I have a good imagination, but I never could have imagined this day. My “little” sister Anita is sitting in a chemo infusion lab getting the 9th treatment of a prescribed 16. I had never heard of [...]