Writer’s Workshop: My broken pride

Training for my first half marathon was one of the biggest goals I think I have ever set for myself. At least one I never saw myself really accomplishing, and when I did, it was the most empowering feeling in the world. In fact, I enjoyed the whole experience so much, I signed up for … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop: My broken pride

Pour Your Heart Out: The gift I almost didn’t give

Cancer. It is scary and sad. I've witnessed people in my life be victors and victims to this undiscriminating predator. But when it strikes people you know intimately, it feels closer somehow, a little more personal. My heart stopped recently when a friend told me she was diagnosed with cancer. This friend was part of … Continue reading Pour Your Heart Out: The gift I almost didn’t give

I Got a Little Change in My Pocket Going Jingle Lingle Ling

The Tortoise slept in her car seat, waiting for me to get out the door.  Days dragged, hot and muggy. The cicada sang, reminding me my garden efforts were futile. Musty carpets, cracked tile and a hint of urine lingering beneath the wallpaper in the downstairs bathroom crowded my thoughts. At least the kitchen looked … Continue reading I Got a Little Change in My Pocket Going Jingle Lingle Ling