Monthly Archive: October 2016


Scar Tissue

“Tear off the mask, your face is glorious.” Rumi A reader of my blog recently asked me, have you ever tried to write song lyrics? No, that idea had never crossed my mind before. Musicality is not my forte. I also recall a few attempts at poetry in school that did not go well. Then again, until I was encouraged by a friend, I had never considered a blog before either. I would absolutely love to be able to write something that could be put to music. We decided that Open Wound would be the subject matter. My first step would...


Be & Do

My three sons have had many dreams for their lives over the tender years. I’ve heard the expression, “I’m going to be,” followed by: a professional baseball player, a quarterback, a paid street skater, a lawyer, an Olympian, a veterinarian, a YouTube-er and some I can’t remember. Oh, the winner of American Idol, was a big one for a while, times three! Interestingly, I’ve heard it said that rather than asking, “what do you want to be,” a better idea is to pay attention to who our kids already are. As much as we want to provide inspiration, if we...



  There is a meme that I have shared on FB before because it makes me laugh. It says, “How do you like your eggs?”  The response is, “um, in cake.” I think people are like cakes.  All cakes have flour, eggs and sugar as base ingredients.  Humans share basic anatomy, heart, brain, lungs et cetera.  Combined with the base ingredients, there are thousands of types of cakes.  Each one has special added elements that make them unique.  Chocolate ganache cake and angel food cake are two of my personal favorites, but they couldn’t be more different.  Not even close...