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October 14, 2012

I have said before that I am blessed with some of the most amazing friends in the world, and days like today really remind me of just how true that is.

For the last couple of days I have been up in New York City for a work function—for my “paying” job.  I like NYC.  It’s a great city.  I would like it even better though if I could manage to get my a...

September 16, 2012

I should probably start with a disclaimer that I am truly biased because I have the best Daddy ever made—EVER.  No, no, I understand that some of you may THINK that your own Daddy is the bestest, but I’m sorry to tell you he’s not because mine is. 

Now that we have that out of the way…

My friends know that I have practically placed my father on...

September 24, 2011

When we are children, friendship is an easy thing.  We find someone we take a shining to on the playground, walk up to them and declare them to be our friend—more or less.  There are times it doesn’t work out so easily, but the ability to make (and un-make) friends seems a lot simpler when we are children, like so many things in our lives.

As w...

June 23, 2011

I find myself this evening virtually sitting in a corner weeping softly to myself.  I am losing my son.  I am losing him…to the P-Word.  No, not THAT P-Word you pervert.  He’s only 9.  Well, ok, in today’s society…  But it’s not THAT one.  It’s worse.  It’s the word that leads to the other P-Word.  It’s PUBER...

May 17, 2011

Did you know I’m divorced?  I know, scandalous!  Oh, wait, no it actually makes me almost “normal”.  Ugh—not really a demographic I ever wanted to belong to, but c’est la vie.

Here’s the interesting thing about divorce…it doesn’t just impact the two people involved, and more importantly, when the judge signs a decree that you are no longer...

February 7, 2011

Today my family laid to rest my Aunt Anne.  She succumbed to cancer after a very long battle that began shortly after laying to rest her husband, my Uncle Sonny, who also died of cancer (although a different kind).  Until today I had not cried for the loss, but there is nothing like a funeral to bring up those emotions and the tears simply must fol...

January 30, 2011

Have you ever had a truly phenomenal Hug?  I mean the kind of Hug where you feel safe, cared about and just knew that the world was going to be ok?  I think we all experienced that—or at least I *hope* we all did—as children.  Finding it as an adult I think is a rare thing.

I have a cousin who is the World’s Best Hugger.  Amazingly enough,...

September 23, 2010

What is the definition of Family?  Miriam?  (That’s Miriam Webster for those of you who are not on a first-name basis with my buddy.)

  1. A group of individuals living under one roof and usually under one head: Household

  2. A group of persons of common ancestry: Clan

  3. A group of people united by certain convictions or a common affiliation...

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