Epic Fails, Faith, and The H-bomb

    October 8, 2017

        There was so much more to my second grade year than just reading, writing and arithmetic. Back in the seventies, we non-parochial  students who were Catholic had the option to attend weekly after-school Catechism class (CCD, as we called it) at our parish, St. Lawrence Church. As teenagers, my siblings and I would fuss about having to attend. My devout and passionate Catholic mom didn’t give one iota. She’d sign us up anyway, knowing good and well that…

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  • Faith and a Tube of Lipstick

    Don’t Cry

    “Don’t cry. I’m still here.” I was only twelve years old when those words rolled off my tongue. I didn’t know what else to say, what else to do. It had only been a…

    August 30, 2017
  • I Have To Tell You Something

    “I have to tell you something.” Back in the day, hearing these words would’ve sent my mind into overdrive. I’d break into full-on gypsy mode, gazing desperately into the crystal ball of my mind…

    July 17, 2017
  • Mindfulness

    I can’t help it. I’ve got mindfulness on the brain. It’s been that way since I took the plunge a few weeks ago with my first speaking gig for Nurse’s Week. The topic was…

    May 30, 2017
  • Pennies Galore

    “See a penny, pick it up. All day long you’ll have good luck.” Who can resist the famous penny quote from the movie Grease? That line has basically been part of my DNA since…

    April 19, 2017
  • Plan B

    “No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Not everything can go your way, so just settle down, young lady.” Mom’s typical reaction to my childhood huffing and puffing softened over the years. The older…

    March 6, 2017
  • Angel in Disguise

    It happened to be one of “those” days.  I could’ve sworn I had the whole grief thing under control.  After all, it had been four years since Mom and Dad passed away. Like a…

    January 26, 2017