A Visit to the Muff Doctor

Nothing makes a girl feel more pretty and petite than having her gynecologist say “I’ll use the small speculum on you.” Well aren’t I the belle of the ball?...more

Not all kids from "The Projects" are hoodlums

It was a cold, rainy night when I stood at the ATM last week. All of a sudden it hit me--the smell of urine. I haven't had to endure the sharp stench of urine for a very long time. ...more

Want to Live Happier? Practice Gratitude

Dinners al-fresco on the back patio. Long walks after dinner. Flipping burgers on the grill in the pouring rain. Acupuncture treatment by a friend. My little sister’s encouraging words. Woohoo’s from Parker at gymnastics. Great books that make you think....more

Saturday Catch Up

Well the first week of online classes is complete. Sort of. Meaning that I did not get more then, some online reading done. I sent frustrating emails about assignment confusion and content not being available. I'm waiting on textbook deliveries, by the pony express (Canada Post)....more

Capturing A Moment Vs. Living It

My mom would lull her camera to every special occasion in our lives. From birthday parties to championship games, there she was with her Canon. I have fond memories of going to Monarch Photo on 25th Street in Fargo to develop and pick up our prints. We would sit in the mini-van and flip through the stack of memories while we talked about the stories that went beyond the faces in the pictures....more

Leaving a Legacy

There is the well-known saying that, "All roads lead to Rome." This past spring I found myself in that exact location. My husband and I had embarked on a 12-day European tour and it was coming to an end. On our last full day in Rome we decided to tour the Vatican Museums. We walked the ancient Roman roads until we reached the Vatican City. Once inside the museum I found myself gazing at the mummy of an Egyptian woman. As I gazed at her in the glass enclosure I had one overwhelming thought, "I'm going to die."...more

The Earth is flat. Life ends at 30 #fact

A week and a half ago I turned 27. I celebrated by throwing a myself a party, dancing suggestively for Luke Bryan at a Luke Bryan concert (I don't give my bedroom eyes for just anybody) and by going to therapy.Sure, I was surrounded by great people and felt an incredible and overwhelming love from my family and friends but if I'm being honest (and that's the title of the blog) turning twenty-seven sucked. It sucked hard....more


Today I'm none the worse after wrestling with restlessness and wordlessness for a few days.  Oh, what a mouthful!  I'm trying to make up for lost time.  I mustn't be too gleeful. I could be sent back into my silence in a nano second. You know how these things can happen....more


September is here.  I have signed up for the NaBloPoMo again, only to find my words have disappeared.  I am restless, fussing turning and bothering people in general.  I am distressed and lost in my desert without an idea or words.  How am I going to write about healing?  It is such a good theme....more