Dream

I think sometimes we forget to dream.  The weights and burdens of daily life can weigh down on us and we lose our creative and hopes for something better by getting so caught up in the now that we can’t see the forest through the trees. I know I am guilty of this.  The two…

Leave It In The Mudroom

About two years ago, I went up to Philly to visit my sister.  One of the plans for that trip was to help her pack up a large portion of their house as they were getting ready to remodel it.  One of the things they were doing was adding a mudroom coming into the house. …

Family Breakfast

I truly do miss family meals together. Before my father died, regular meals with all of the family together at the table were a big deal.  We had as many meals together, as a family, as we could.  And I am not talking about all of the family getting together for the holidays.  I am…

I Thought I Was Done With Research…

When I finished grad school, I thought I was done with having to do research.  Boy was I wrong! I shared on Facebook last night that I had failed a visual field test I took a couple of weeks ago.  Failing this test was a very good thing because it means my health care insurance…

If I Can Picture It In My Mind, I Can Be There

I was talking with a friend the other day about how to remain positive and focused.  They have had their struggles in life and when things get hard, they can find it very difficult to pull themselves out of that down place.  They asked me what I did to help keep my spirits up. I…

The Best Conversations Happen Late At Night

There is a saying that if you really want to know someone well, talk with them late at night… When one of your best friends lives on the opposite side of the globe, one of you is almost always talking late at night. Amelia and I have been trying to get a collab like this…