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Life and Death Decisions

By | April 1st, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

For weeks now I have watched in horror and disbelief as the story behind the crash of Germanwings flight 9525 unfolded.  Upon hearing of the tragedy, my first thought was that it could not have been an accident and sadly enough, my first thought proved to be correct.  As I sat contemplating how anyone could […]


The Light Beneath the Door

By | March 26th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

As I have mentioned previously, there are those evenings when I end up being the only living person in the building, usually due to work that I haven’t managed to accomplish during the day. On those occasions I’m in and out of the office up front, digging in the records or the candy bowl that […]


I Can’t Adjust

By | March 19th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

I know I’m not supposed to hate. I’ve been taught that for as long as I can remember . . . but I would like to state, for the record, that I absolutely, positively, without a shadow of a doubt, HATE daylight savings time. Did you know it’s a scientifically proven fact that the Monday […]


Which Way is Up?

By | March 12th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

Anyone who knows me knows that I am somewhat directionally challenged. And anyone who knows me probably thinks that’s an understatement. I can most definitely find my way out of a paper bag, but I don’t do north and south and east and west. I do left and right and up and down. And I […]


It Was Monday

By | March 5th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

It was Monday. Was it ever Monday. It was the Monday from the flaming theological nether regions, so much so that three of the four of us occupying bookkeeping had gotten a little giddy. Ok. A lot giddy. In the course of our descent into ridiculousness, my daughter mentioned that at Disney World they occasionally […]


I Want a Reason

By | February 18th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

I don’t know if they still do it or not. I’m fortunate enough not to have a teenager permanently entrenched in our house, so with no one in high school, I don’t know if they still publish an anthology of student poetry each year. But they did when my son was a senior, so of […]


With Dignity and Honor

By | February 11th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

Growing up I was always jealous of my friends’ parents and what they did for a living. I mean, come on. One of them had a car dealership so guess who got to drive the newest, bestest vehicle on the lot? If there was a clothing store affiliation, there were, of course, new clothes in […]


Is He Mean?

By | February 5th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

I’m sitting at my desk, up to my bleary eyeballs in 1099s, when my cell phone rings. The screen tells me my son is on the other end. Question 1: Are you at work? Answer, yes. Question 2: Are you busy? It is January 29th and I have two days to get a gazillion 1099s […]


A Lamp to Light Our Way

By | January 29th, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

There was a point, approximately a lifetime ago, when I routinely made trips to Jackson (as in Tennessee, not Mississippi). If it wasn’t doctors’ appointments for the kids it was shopping for the kids or something else for the kids. It was always an adventure of some description, especially since I had one that became car […]


The Infection of Grief

By | January 23rd, 2015 | Leave a comment | Posted under: Uncategorized

He was young . . . strong . . . incredibly healthy. Everything had been done correctly and with great care. The deep, jagged gash in his leg had been cleaned and sutured, bandaged to ward against the entrance of germs, the possibility of infection. Yet here he lay, his leg fiery red, swollen with […]