Do I Have to Have Your Child to be Your Wife???

Remember that childhood nursery rhyme that went like this: “_________ and _________ sitting in the tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes love, then comes marriage then comes ___________ with a baby carriage.” Lately, I’ve noticed a trend among friends, peers, and acquaintances. It seems like the new thing is baby first and lifetime commitment later. Many people […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Endometriosis Day

When you were a child, did you ever read the book  Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? Today, I feel like Alexander. Today is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. What is the cause of this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day? One word: Endometriosis. Most days are fine […]