Opening Day

I was listening to NPR in the car this morning and learned that it’s Major League Baseball’s Opening Day. As I listened to the description of what’s going on at Safeco Field today, I was hit with a wave of nostalgia. Baseball has long been a part of my life. There was, and still is, … Continue reading Opening Day

A Sty of the Eye Sort

When I’m with my boyfriend, I like to look extra nice, especially if we’re going out. I try to be sure my hair and makeup look good, and I try to dress up a little bit. Imagine my horror when I ended up with a sty on my eye right before a much-anticipated weekend getaway … Continue reading A Sty of the Eye Sort


My 82-year-old father, who has a hard time walking, recently took a fall stepping off a curb back in my hometown. My mother, who has her own set of health issues, was waiting for him in the car and saw it happen. She and some very kind passersby helped him to his feet, and my … Continue reading Angels

The Chance

One late night, a drunk person told me some cold, hard truths about myself. Hearing about the less-than-desirable parts of yourself is rough. Most of us already know them but actually hearing them spoken out loud to you by another human being can be jarring. I had been resistant to hearing things like this in … Continue reading The Chance


A year ago today, I started this blog. I did it at the urging of several friends who had read some things I posted on Facebook over the years, and I love to write, so I took the plunge. I haven’t been super-regular with my posts, and I don’t have a “theme” like so many … Continue reading Blog-iversary