Ever since I can remember holding a pen, I remember writing. Words are my constant companion, my solace, my connection to humanity. I write because I must, but I also write to share a common experience. If one of my sentences makes you feel like you are not alone in this wide world, then I have done my job. We have so much to share as human beings, donít we? Thank you for letting me share my words.
The Time We Have
May 16, 2013 | 10:11 PM
I'm feeling a sense of desperation tonight.
There's not enough time. I've wasted it. I've squandered it. I've let too much of it pass by.
A dear friend of mine says, "The time we have is the time we
May 13, 2013 | 12:58 PM
"I feel like such a wimp," Mary Claire said, crawling into my king-sized bed. "I'm sorry I did it. I thought I'd be okay."
"You don't have to apologize," I assured her. "This is a lesson -- the first
May 12, 2013 | 12:24 PM
He is fourteen now. It is surreal to me, this knowledge. That he is fourteen years old in the shadow of the long-ago unspoken fear that he might not even see fourteen days is almost too much to consider.
The Skin I'm In
May 09, 2013 | 09:42 PM
"Listen To Your Mother" was an unbelievably moving experience. The women, the stories, the camaraderie, the fabulous audience, every single moment of it. It was better than anything I could have imagined.
Parenting's Second Half
April 23, 2013 | 01:25 PM
We're in the second half of parenting. All of our kids are double-digits, a couple of them already well into the teenage years. Next month, my youngest will be double-same-digits. (That particular term
April 16, 2013 | 10:18 AM
I finished my first marathon two years ago.
26.2 miles is a long distance. It's not to be taken lightly.
I trained faithfully for months. I woke in the black, early-morning hours and queued my playlist.
Proof I Listened To My Mother
April 10, 2013 | 09:56 AM
In case you hadn't yet been privy to my incessant blathering about it, we had our first "Listen To Your Mother" (http://www.listentoyourmothershow.com/indianapolis/show-information/) rehearsal last night.
March 31, 2013 | 11:24 PM
I've been missing my Mom something fierce lately. It always happens around holidays.
We talked on the phone for over an hour tonight. We laughed and cried... and she even cussed a little. My feelings
March 28, 2013 | 09:46 AM
I can't be trusted with money.
I've always said I would make a good bajillionaire because there's nothing I'd enjoy more than showering my friends and family with random cross-country trips, cars, homes,
Preparing for Takeoff
March 18, 2013 | 01:03 PM
He's the kid who used to hide behind a chair and grunt, "Leave me alone!" while he worked on yet another Pull-Up. We were fairly certain we'd never get him completely potty trained. Discussing parallelograms