Cradle Catholic, Cafeteria Catholic, devout Catholic, Roman Catholic, and for those who want to do the very minimum, Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. At one time or another I have been all of the above. I won't go into the scandalous cover-up orchestrated by the Vatican. I will say that the pedophile priests make … Continue reading Come Back To Me
I just finished reading "Braving The Wilderness" by Brené Brown. Her book speaks to the Wilderness as the state of Civility in America after the 2016 Presidential election. But that's another blog post. My Wilderness is being a widow. New territory in my life as of 6 years ago. Bona-fide member of "The Dead Husband … Continue reading Braving My Wilderness
For the past two years I have spent part of the winter in Florida. I found a pet friendly rental in Madeira Beach and drove down with my Golden Retriever Honey and a friend to help me drive. Last year went without a hitch, except said friend forgot her drivers license. This year not so … Continue reading Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Some time ago (it seems like a life time) I was given a collection of poems and short stories entitled "When I am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple". It was close to my 50th birthday, when my dear friend Janine presented it to me. I read it and tears came to my … Continue reading When I Am An Old Woman…..
It's about 6:00 am on what looks to be another gorgeous day in southwest lower Michigan and I am doing my usual routine. Take the dog out, make coffee, and check the news to make sure the world hasn't blown up while I was sleeping. My life has changed in so many ways during … Continue reading The Reason I Breathe
If I remember the hymn correctly the rest of the chorus goes "and they'll know we are Christians by our love, by our love and they'll know we are Christians by our LOVE. What the hell has happened to our country? (rhetorical question). The divide between Black and White, Christian and Muslim, Democrats and Republicans, … Continue reading They Will Know We Are Christians?
"Where are you Christmas?" " Why can't I find you?" goes the song. In writing this I am not suggesting that I am the only person on earth feeling this way. I am merely reflecting on how I feel this Christmas and the memories from Christmas's past. This picture of Mom was taken the Christmas … Continue reading Where Are You Christmas?