friendship
He Brought Me Sticks

He Brought Me Sticks

He brought me sticks. Might sound silly, but it meant the world when my world was crumbling down. I had just moved into town, away from a magestic mountain, acres of land, the beautiful barn, a meandering wooded trail… it only dawned on me around 10:30, the night before class, that I had already scheduled an...
Do Good

Do Good

Last night did not go as expected AT ALL. I wrote ‘ACTION!’ five years ago – and boy were things different five years ago… I had just acted in my first play. Something I never had any ambition to do. My family graciously watched my boys so I could spend endless hours pouring myself into...
Flawed

Flawed

  My boys are with their Dad this week. My ‘teens’ are back in school. The arts center is empty affording me a chance to get ‘caught up’ (as if!). I’m thinking back on what was the best and worst time of my life. I’m remembering each and every person who did things for me...
Get it Right

Get it Right

My plates don’t match. My convection oven door falls open at the quietest moments. My linens aren’t perfect for the room. The lamps in my bedroom don’t have any shades. I – don’t – care. I had a ‘Gala’, ‘Grand Opening’, ‘Holy Crap We did it’ party this weekend and didn’t have the money to...
Never Alone

Never Alone

Life is strange, glorious, exhilarating and rewarding… excruciating, unimaginable, painful and real. But no matter which way the chips fall I consider every day a blessing, a lesson and an adventure – big or small. At 44 the silence of an empty home was the last thing I thought I’d ever ‘hear’. My friends, my...
Rule Who???

Rule Who???

High School was a bitch. Jr. High was worse. I remember this conversation like it was yesterday: My best friend, “Do you want to move up to the bottom of the A’s or would you rather just continue ruling the B’s???” This was an actual conversation! This was not a John Hughes movie. We weren’t...
Save Me

Save Me

He changed my life. I met Rand when I was at my most vulnerable. I was truly lost and he seemed to ‘find’ me at the perfect time. I didn’t know anything about anything. He had a few years on me, a ton more savvy, taste, travel experience, education, intellect… He took me to try sushi for...