Beauty, Grace & Style

Having experienced so many challenges in my life, time and again, these words are, absolutely, coming from personal experience. There are a few things I’ve learned for certain: 1. Life is WAY too short for the cheap stuff. 2. There are NO guarantees, regardless how much insurance coverage you think you’ve got. 3. God, most…

It Only Takes One Special Person

When you’ve put 32 years of your heart and soul into something, it truly is an emotional roller coaster saying good-bye to it. My realtor is doing a private showing of my homestead and I decided to drive to the other end of this lake and sit in the park, gazing back on the place…

Making A Big Time Life Change

So, what do you do when you know you truly want to change your life? Well, you put your homestead up for sale and get serious about downsizing. I mean, truly serious. It’s not at all easy to do and most never face this task, unless forced to. When you go through all the things…

A Dream Within A Nightmare

It’s amazing to know that any human being could be capable of walking into a building and open fire on other people, innocent people, with only the intention of killing them. Or firing into a crowd watching a concert or holiday fireworks, complete strangers, only wanting to cause death. What happens to a human being…

Can You See It?

I love kids. There, I’ve said it. Yea, some think I’m crazy and that’s okay. I really do think I should’ve opened a care center for kids long ago. I’ve always been a “people” person and I cross paths with a lot of individuals daily, many of them have their children with them. What is…

What The Hell Was The Reason, Again?

Yes, working in retail reminds me just how commercial our holiday season has become. Christmas trees and decorations were out before trick-or-treaters hit the streets. What the hell happened to the holidays, anyway? Personally, I’ve never gone out and charged a bunch of stuff on credit cards to show my love for others. I’ve never…

Just Who Really Gives A Crap?

For the first time, in a very long time, I find myself working in the retail industry. Yes, like so many of us, I lost my “corporate” job and re-entered the rat-race of looking for work again. Shame on me, for making a livable wage. Shame on me, for making so many sacrifices, which only benefited…

My Sister…My Promise

My sister had been battling cancer for many years and felt she wasn’t going to win this fight. It was everywhere now, even in her bone marrow. We sat against the bathtub next to the toilet, at Mom & Dad’s house, embraced in each other’s arms. She couldn’t keep food down and had a hard…