Back To Basics

Small angelic child knows of nothing of worldly grandeur. Eyes startled for first time at nature's greatest wonders. Surprised at the sound of dried leaves underfoot in fall. Amazed and dazzled as flakes of snow tickles noses than decorates landscapes. O's and ah's at the magic of Christmas reaching tiny hands at the magnificence. Springing forward [...]

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Can you feel it?

As the pressure of Valentines Day bears down on everyone, anxiety levels get worse and worse with each passing year. Everywhere you look, furrowed brows gaze upon chocolates in heart-shaped boxes, balloons, flowers, and the card aisle which has an unbreakable blockade of men searching for perfect words on a valentine card. Grade school children are among those who feel the [...]

Happy Birthday Baby

  Ten years ago my life underwent dramatic changes that sent me spiraling on unimaginable adventures. It's hard to conceptualize now, but back then when my sweet girl was born I was terrified of what I was up against. Never wanting children, yet I was about to be responsible for this person who grew inside of me. Now, ten years later, I realize how silly [...]

My tribute to dads

As I contemplate what I’m going to write about for father’s day, I find this is one of the more difficult pieces I’ll have to compose. Not having a father growing up has left the holiday less than desirable for me. Abandoned by my so called dad before I can remember, I’ve grown accustomed to find [...]