When self-help books help

My sister Zoe makes fun of me that if and when I ever were to attempt online dating (which for the record is not even a thought in my mind right now), that my bio should read: “Fully stocked with essential oils and self-help books. Also, new car owner.” She thinks this is hilarious. I …

On having versus losing…and birthdays

Today is GR’s birthday. He would be 46. I have been thinking about this day for a long time, but much more acutely over the past few days. A reel of memories has been playing in my mind of his past birthdays we celebrated together, and other memories too. We usually went out to a …

Straight Outta’ WTF?!

There are dates that you can never forget. Even if you tried to, you can’t push them out of your mind. But, would you want to anyway? For everything in life presents the opportunity for a lesson, for gaining wisdom. I’ve been thinking about January 31, 2016 for many, many months now. One year ago …

Why I (really, really) hate Home Depot now

I have always disliked The Home Depot. There’s nothing there for me. I don’t fix things, I don’t build things and I don’t like hot dogs. My late husband, however, fixed everything, built something new nearly every week and, until he became a vegetarian about five years before his death, loved a Home Depot hot …