One More Day

Today’s my Daddy’s birthday. He would’ve been 86. He left us way too soon at 59. Our family never recovered from this unexpected devastating loss. We sort of all spun outward in every direction from the center of what, or who, held us together. But, does anyone ever really recover from the loss of a parent or sibling? … More One More Day

Love, Family, Joy, and Grief: Saying Goodbye

“Why love what you will lose? There is nothing else to love.” ~Louise Glück I said goodbye to my brother this past weekend.  Bill, who wasn’t my brother by birth but by choice and childhood proximity, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last summer. The doctors told him he probably wouldn’t survive past Thanksgiving. He did. … More Love, Family, Joy, and Grief: Saying Goodbye

Only Love Can Break A Heart: On Loving Big and Grieving Big

       “Only love can break a heart, only love can mend it again.” It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. I come to my computer daily, sit down intending to write, but end up on endless Google searches or posting one-liners on Facebook. Or looking at cat and flower photos … More Only Love Can Break A Heart: On Loving Big and Grieving Big

Angels Among Us

Angels Among Us        It’s been a rough couple of months for my family. I haven’t been able to write about it in detail and share it yet, but I will. My husband’s only brother, Pete, was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident right after Thanksgiving. It shook our family’s foundation, as these … More Angels Among Us

Nature Therapy

I was tired, scared, heart-weary, and sad. It had been a life-changing week for friends and family. And for me, too, by extension. I hadn’t been sleeping or eating well and my brain remained too unfocused to write or read. And forget about meditation those first few days; I couldn’t sit still let alone focus … More Nature Therapy

Bone China

Mom’s coffee cup, 2016. April is National Poetry Month and since I’m trying to be more brave about sharing my work, I’ve decided to share a poem that I wrote several years ago at Focusing on Form. Focusing on Form is a weeklong writing workshop sponsored by Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. It was a … More Bone China