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Still Standing After All the Tears

Still Standing After All the Tears

The Day You Can Never Imagine It was a sunny morning in August of 2004 as I headed home from a breakfast meeting.  When I pulled into the garage, I was surprised to see my husband’s car sitting on his side of the garage.  It was...

Christmas is a tough time of year when someone is missing

An Empty Seat at the Christmas Table

The song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”  For many people it is, but for countless others “It’s the most difficult time of the year.”For those who are homeless, estranged from family, broke, heartbroken, and just plain broken, the holidays are not...

Coulda, Shoulda, and Woulda

Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda

When Jordan and Sean were young, I used to tell them, there are three people you really need to avoid: Coulda, shoulda and woulda. It would have served me well to listen to my own advice. Living with my Beast for nearly 13 years, I...

Put On Your Oxygen Mask

If you have traveled by air more than a handful of times, it is likely that you pay very little attention to the flight attendants as they go through the pre-flight safety demonstration. Next time you are on an airplane, and the flight attendants being...

If you are down on the mat, and you don't decide to stand up and fight, you will be pinned!

Stand Up!

My son, Sean wrestled in junior high and high school.  As a parent, I think that was the most stressful sport I ever watched.  He played a lot of sports, most of them being team sports.  Sean was in the heavyweight division, and it was...