My Near Death Sandwich: The Final Chapter

On our way to Hawaii, I had moments when I honestly wasn’t sure what would happen. I knew there was such a thing as too hot and I knew we did not have air. I did not know how hot our plane would become and I also knew we were over Continue Reading

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A Short Story About My Near Death Sandwich – Part Three: The Other Slice of Bread

I was scared, but like so many times when fear creeps in and threatens to take hold – the thought of what may happen was much worse than what actually took place. What took place was nothing more than a breathtaking, exhilarating car ride around an island covered with the Continue Reading

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A Short Story about My Near Death Sandwich – Part Two: All the Good Stuff in Between

After an unbearably hot plane ride where I thought I may not live to see another day; a 10-hour lay-over in San Francisco; an hour wait on the tarmac (they originally told us it would be two hours, so one seemed pretty awesome) and a bumpy second flight that may Continue Reading

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A Short Story about My Near Death Sandwich: Part One

The first slice of bread Have you ever had a moment you thought may be your last? In that moment, your mind takes off in the direction of all of the “what if’s” and you begin to feel like every part of you is being covered with a heavy blanket of Continue Reading

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Today is my Birthday: Lessons from Another Year

Today is my Birthday. I am one of those people who loves Birthdays. Not just my Birthday. All Birthdays. A Birthday is a day to celebrate the gift of a person’s life. It is a day to celebrate the unique qualities that make them who they are. A Birthday is Continue Reading

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I Have Been Thinking About Divorce

  I have been thinking a lot lately about divorce. Not because my marriage is falling apart and I am contemplating divorce. On the contrary, I feel blessed to be married to my best friend. Divorce is not on my mind because I want one. So, if I am not Continue Reading

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Your Friends Will Come and Go

    “Your friends will come and go, but you will always have each other.” This is something that I heard often when I was younger.  Whenever my younger sister and I would argue, my mom’s voice could be heard repeating these words.  She would usually preface it with the importance Continue Reading

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What’s Next?

What’s next? I feel like we are plagued by this question too often.  It comes in different forms, but the meaning is the same. What’s next? You are single.  Are you dating anyone? You are dating.  When are you going to get married? You get married.  When are you having children? Continue Reading

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