Dear Katie,

For my readers who don't know Katie's story, please refer back here and here. Katie has been home for a few months and returns to school today. She is still working so hard and has come so far and her reward is a touch of normalcy, she gets to go to school half time for … Continue reading Dear Katie,

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2013: My Year in Blogging or Try Again Next Year

So, like all of you, I got a little 2013 synopsis from WordPress about my blog activity for the year. I want to thank some of my blogging pals for helping to make 2013 a pretty damn good year for this blog. Firstly, I want to thank my 2500 followers. I know many of you … Continue reading 2013: My Year in Blogging or Try Again Next Year

7 Things I Learned on My Trip to Denver

1. Southwest Airlines has a system. I don't really know what it is. It involves columns. It involves the letters A, B, C and numbers 1-5, 6-10.... see the pattern? It goes up to 30 and then sometimes up to 60. And they call the A's to stand by the columns and then they call … Continue reading 7 Things I Learned on My Trip to Denver

The Same Old Teenage Story aka Every Parent’s Nightmare

I remember my mom telling me about three kids in her senior class who were killed in a car accident right around graduation. I think they were hit by a train. When I was a freshman, a senior at my high school (Lake Oswego High School) was killed in a motorcycle accident. Last year, my … Continue reading The Same Old Teenage Story aka Every Parent’s Nightmare

Whatever “It” Is, Do It!

Last week I read an article that Valerie Harper, Rhoda from my all time favorite show The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has been diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. She could have a seizure and die tomorrow. She could live a few months or a few years, she and her doctor don't know. They do know … Continue reading Whatever “It” Is, Do It!