On Regrets and Passion

I recently lost my baby sister to cancer… that could not suck more. Since cancer will strike one in 2 males and one in 3 females — of all ages — during our lifetimes, most of you have likely been thru this. I’m so sorry. I’ve also been...

Sandford 1925 to 2010

Today is Sandford’s birthday. She would have been 90. She died waaaay too young, if you ask me. She has been on my mind lately, more than usual. I can feel her presence intensely, like she is right here! Her daughter and I were on the phone just now. She told me...

My Dad’s Eulogy: He’s Just Gone From My Sight, That’s All.

PHOTO: My big bro, me, my dad, my mom, baby sis and Ginny Saville’s attorney. It he were alive, last Wednesday would have been my father’s 84th birthday. When he died in 1988, a friend gave this poem to me. It gave me a great deal of comfort then, it still...

My Goal for 2012

This morning, while drinking my one cup of coffee, I was watching my chickens do what they do. This is what I do every morning. I love watching them even though they always do exactly the same thing: they eat, drink, poop, lay eggs. If there’s a rooster around,...

The Holiday Of Peace

“They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; one nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again.” (Isaiah 2:4) This morning, I got this photo from my friend, Coleman Heckart, a...

Thankful

My life is not perfect by a long shot. My health is still an issue, although so much better and constantly improving. Money is a constant struggle and worry about the future is hard to keep at bay. I might perhaps be a little too angry too often (ya think???) My...

Happy Anniversary, Salomé

Thank you for being there with me. I am forever grateful you saved my life while making the four days of being in a coma so magical. My family and friends were in a complete panic and I was having one of the most interesting times of my life… hardly seems fair,...