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Mother’s Day

I had to drive almost 5 hours for work today–Mother’s Day–for work. Why!? We do what moms do. We work hard, we do what it takes to take care of our children and to make sure our children always have a place to call home. Almost 6 years ago, I wasn’t sure what I was. I felt like all the…

First Holy Communion Day

I drove to Ohio yesterday after I got some work done (~work never ends, because it went on all day and once I got to the hotel~). I love my job, though! The company I work for is AMAZING. As I was driving here for meetings, I was thinking about how this company is the opposite of the family I…

Charleston Light

I love lighthouses. The sea has always called to me and brings me such peace. I’ve visited lighthouses along the coast from Key West, Florida to Portland, Maine. I’ve also visited a few along the west and gulf coasts, as well. This past week, I was working in South Carolina and found myself fifteen minutes from Charleston Light, so I…

Dr. Mary’s Monkey

I finished two books in recent weeks. The most intriguing of which was, Dr. Mary’s Monkey: How the Unsolved Murder of a Doctor, a Secret Laboratory in New Orleans and Cancer-Causing Monkey Viruses Are Linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK Assassination and Emerging Global Epidemics. It takes place in New Orleans and the link between all of the above…

Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Friend

A lot has been going on lately. I have had crazy work weeks from 60- 85 hrs in the recent months. This weekend I joked that I only worked 64 hours, not including 7 hours of drive time. I have bills to pay, so I work. I have been hiking, camping, cycling and kayaking in my “spare” time, but between…

Broken Promises

We’ve all heard the saying, “Don’t make promises you can’t keep.” Well, I haven’t ever broken a promise before and for the first time, I’m having to do something other than what I agreed to do. The last time I spoke to my dad, he asked me to be sure to personally bring his ashes to California for him. He…

S-Works Prevail II

I am going to be brutally honest here. I am spastic. I guess the politically correct way to word this would be to say that I am not always coordinated. Week before last, I went for a short ride before we headed to Cincy.That day, I ended up falling for my third time. For whatever reason, I am not coordinated…

God uses it All

Tomorrow is my brother Mike’s 60th birthday. I haven’t seen him in 38 years and I don’t even know if he is alive. I’ve tried to locate him several times over the decades to no avail. He’s a heroin addict who has been in and out of the state pen 3 times. He doesn’t know his mother died in 2014…

Ineffability, It’s an Adjective.

Some things in life are just ineffable. No matter how one might try, words just cannot express the thoughts and emotions surrounding some things in life. That’s where I’m at this week. Ineffability is my middle name. My dad died back in February and chose to be cremated. The one thing he asked me to do after his death is…