Finding the Girl

I have always been a sentimental person. For as long as I can remember, I was interested in the old family photos, relics, and the knowledge that I could glean from the generations before me. By no means, am I a packrat. But, I do have some interesting things that I have saved along the [...]

Time is a Funny Thing

I was thinking today, as we are emerging from (or, hopefully emerging from) one of the most bizarre and unusual times in history. A year ago, I was traveling like a crazy person. Carefree, without thought. Today, I am not sure when I will be able to pack my suitcase again. I am not sure [...]

Intention

It has been awhile, fellow readers! I sincerely hope this finds you all well, and safe during this bizarre time in our world. One would think during this time of self-isolation, that a writer would do nothing but write! My intentions were good, I assure you. Which leads to the title of this post, intention. What [...]

Inspire

What does it mean to "inspire?" Webster's definition of inspire, is to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. To fill.....to fill someone with the urge, or ability to do, or to feel...…... I have never considered myself to be one who possesses a great [...]

Resilience

I write often of my Grandmother, and the monumental impact that she has made on my life. Because of her I understood the importance of proper grammar, standing up straight, looking your best when you left the house (you never know who you will run into); and the importance of perfect oral hygiene (she was a dental hygienist). I [...]

The Tipping Point

The first week of August is always difficult for me. It is the week of my grandmother's birthday. By now, all are aware of the significant impact she had on my upbringing and life in general. Even in her absence, her love for me continues to guide me. Yesterday would have been her 80th birthday. [...]

An Unwavering Love

Little known fact about me, I am a bona-fide history junkie. My grandmother had this set of World Book encyclopedias, pretty sure this is where it started. They were black and white and housed in a maple bookcase, with a sliding glass door in her breakfast nook. I remember sitting at the table and feeling a [...]

Misunderstood

If I could use one word to describe how I always felt, from as early as I can remember, it would be "Misunderstood." Years back, I took a personality test to identify where I was classified in the "Four Temperaments Theory."  The Four Temperaments Theory suggests that there exists four basic personality types: Choleric, Sanguine, Phlegmatic [...]