Blog 2017-05-09T18:46:07-06:00

It’s time for saying goodbye.

Mom sent the innocent text on January 28th. From the warm and safe distance of sunny Arizona, it popped up on my screen - "No blog since December?"I paused to breathe, and basically responded "WINTER." Because on January 28th, when it was some combination of zero degrees and dark and

By | April 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|41 Comments

Searching for maybes.

A few evenings ago, I pulled up to a stoplight and looked into the car on my left. There in the front passenger seat was a young woman. With a baby. On her lap. I was riding alone so I can't be sure, but I think I audibly gasped. I

By | August 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|3 Comments

I can’t unhear that.

One of the lowest points I can remember from cancer treatment had nothing to do with me. I was only a witness. 8am in the cancer center found me waiting for appointment number six billion when I overheard the couple sitting behind me. I don't know what they looked like.

By | August 15th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|7 Comments

On Mother’s Day. As a not mom.

The question typically comes just a few minutes into small talk with a stranger. And it stops the convo cold. Them: "Do you have kids?" Me: "No" SCREEEEEEEEECH. *crickets* *whippoorwill* *incredibly awkward silence* I try to bail them out with, "I have dogs instead, they're much easier." But the damage

By | May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|5 Comments