Grief is Sneaky….

Maybe it's redundant and been said too much, but I still miss him. I miss him each day and wish I could share him, the real living him, with my world. Mostly my family because no matter how much I try and talk about him or keep his memory alive, it seems no one really … Continue reading Grief is Sneaky….

A Quick Thank You…

I just want to reach out to those who have and continue to read this story! I appreciate it more than words can express. I am still hoping to publish this story some day so that I can share it with so many others, but it is a step-by-step process that I know, in time, … Continue reading A Quick Thank You…

21 Years…

Oddly enough I don't usually remember this day-the day that my father died-21 years ago. It usually passes like any other day. I think of him on October 16 because it was his birthday as well as, my sister's birthday and my parent's anniversary. That made it quite the day in our household so much … Continue reading 21 Years…

Onto the Next Journey (Please Join Me!)…

Life has had its ups and downs lately. The weather warms up only to cool down again. Politics and activism have been over consuming my extra hours, taking time from my writing and family. Mostly due to my mind's preoccupation with the stresses and anxiety that go along with trying to coordinate, prepare, and anticipate … Continue reading Onto the Next Journey (Please Join Me!)…

This is Where it Ends….

(Continuation of the post-A Voice of Reason...) Speaking of dreams, angels, and death makes me recall a time in my childhood that my father and I bonded over a common interest; baseball. When I was 8 years old a movie came out that not only intrigued me but sparked an excitement in my dad. Something … Continue reading This is Where it Ends….

Consider What the Memories Hold…

(A Continuation of the post-On the Road with My Dad....) I guess the reality is we don't really know most of the time who or what we'll be dealing with. From my experiences in the last 36 years, I've found it is difficult to predict how exactly the events in my life will affect me immediately or … Continue reading Consider What the Memories Hold…

The Ultimate Confrontation…

(A Continuation of the Post-My Teenage Self...) My father called me down to the basement that afternoon, fresh out of his shower with his usual white, Velcro towel wrapped around his waist. He stood in the doorway of the bathroom, still wet and heated from his shower, and informed me, with a grin on his … Continue reading The Ultimate Confrontation…

Blogger Award for All!

I, again, want to thank Cheri, https://joyouslyhopeful.com, for nominating me for another award. Please visit her blog, and I promise it will touch and inspire you! I consider Cheri a friend who I may never meet in person but who has touched me deeply, and I admire for her honesty and openness. Through her words and … Continue reading Blogger Award for All!

Realizations as I Write…

The things I realize as I write this story... ~It makes my dad's death realer than it ever had been before. The pictures, the memories, the realization that I am so lucky and honored to have had the father I did, these all resurface and it socks me in the stomach sometimes and makes my … Continue reading Realizations as I Write…

Sidenote #12-Listening….

"Nature gave us one tongue and two ears so we could hear twice as much as we speak." -Epictetus  "If you spend more time asking appropriate questions rather than giving answers or opinions, your listening skills will increase." -Brian Koslow "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it … Continue reading Sidenote #12-Listening….