December 25, 2012: In Memory Of Dale

This Christmas began like any other. I woke up and got dressed. I drove to my parents house. When I arrived, my mother was in the kitchen working on Christmas dinner, my sister and her daughter were upstairs as always, and my dad was at the airport picking up my brother. Shortly after I arrived […]

Differences Make The World Turn Around

Have you ever stopped to think how life would be if we were all the same? How truly, utterly, and unremarkable life would be if we all looked alike, dressed alike, spoke alike, and lived alike? I’ve often thought about the differences between myself and those around me. I couldn’t imagine my life without these different […]

Love & Marriage

Since about half of all marriages are ending in infidelity, shattered hearts, destroyed dreams, and ultimately divorce I have to ask myself this question: Is marriage for the foolish? Or possibly the insane? Well, many of us must be foolish or insane because while we know and have seen this statistic first hand, we still […]

Turtle Shell

“Turtle” is my nickname from high school. It was given to me by my best friend after I nicknamed her “Rat”. I gave her the name because I could just picture her with whiskers nibbling on a piece of cheese. She just had that kind of cute little face. In retrospect, I think “Mouse” would […]