Armed With a Playlist

As the bread ran low and our fruit drawer held a solitary lemon, I knew the time had come. The store is in my sights and I wonder if needing a musical distraction makes me weak.  Is it fighting or hiding?  Is it brave or pathetic?  The thoughts turn in my mind as I turn…

A Most Important Fight

The life journey mothers and daughters have, in all the ups and downs, is full of important memories and lessons.  For me, these became even more valuable the day my mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.  While the old memories were sweet,  I was bound and determined to also make amazing new ones, and make…

Table-Influence

When I think of “Influence” or “Success”, what do I see?  What do I envision? I see a stage in front of a large group of people being inspired.  I see a book with its millions of copies, changing the world.  I see a individual with a face-mic and thousands of followers nodding in agreement. I…

Sleepless Nights

I see your faces in my dreams.  I hear the gun shots and feel the screams.  I choke on the dirt kicked up in a panic as you calculate whether to say in line or run for cover.  You are wept for as I sleep.  Ripped away from home, wooed by lies, imprisoned by violence….

A U-Shaped Life

I am not much of a scientist.  I enjoyed science classes well enough, but I am nothing like my husband or son whom just thrive when engaging in anything science related.  However, I did study the subject enough to understand the dynamics of a hypothesis, an experiment, an anaylsis, and a conclusion.  And while I…

My Anthem

“Strip Me”-Natasha Bedingfield La-la-la-la-la la lala la la-la la lala [repeat] Everyday I fight for all my future somethings A thousand little wars I have to choose between I could spend a lifetime earning things I don’t need That’s like chasing rainbows and coming home empty And if you strip me, strip it all away…