April 3, 2021 – How are things in Glocca Morra?

There’s nothing quite like receiving a call from my mother at four-thirty in the morning, to wake me up with a start. What was so important that she felt it necessary to call me at such an unusual hour? It’s not what you think, my friends. No, there wasn’t an emergency or anything to beContinue reading “April 3, 2021 – How are things in Glocca Morra?”

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March 2, 2021 – Why must life be so complicated?

Sorry, my friends, I am here to rant today because I simply don’t know what else to do. I feel like I’m about to crack. My husband is tired of me talking incessantly about the insurance snafus so I don’t want to burden him any more. Ordinarily, if I cannot make sense of things afterContinue reading “March 2, 2021 – Why must life be so complicated?”

January 5, 2021 – Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.

Hope is a funny thing. It can come rushing towards you, lift you up and carry you around as if you were weightless (kind of like what happens during a football game when a player scores a winning touchdown with only 2 seconds left on the clock and his teammates lift him up onto theirContinue reading “January 5, 2021 – Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.”

December 1, 2020 – Life Themes (Depression)

I have really struggled with what to write about today. I’ve been feeling really down which frustrates me to no end. Sometimes, despite the medicine and exercise and eating right, my arch nemesis ‘depression’ returns on occasion. And fortunately today, even though I’ve managed to fall into the well, I was able to grab ontoContinue reading “December 1, 2020 – Life Themes (Depression)”

November 20, 2020 – Tinkerbell (Part Two)

Where was I? Oh, yes! I was telling you about the time I went to see my biological father, ‘Big Beluga’, after he went AWOL and was absent from my life for well over 25 years. I left off at the part where we were walking down the stairwell and headed for the mini-van. InContinue reading “November 20, 2020 – Tinkerbell (Part Two)”

November 19, 2020 – Tinkerbell (Part One)

I have so many things that I want to talk about today, but I feel compelled to talk about my biological father. I’m going to refer to him as ‘Big Beluga’ from here on out, or ‘BB’ for short. As I mentioned in an earlier post, ‘One person can make all of the difference (PARTContinue reading “November 19, 2020 – Tinkerbell (Part One)”

November 6, 2020 – I get by with a little help from my friend(s).

Hello, I’d like to introduce you to my dear friend, Prozac. He and I were introduced about 13 years ago and we’ve been great friends ever since. Before Prozac, my life was pretty bleak. I always felt like I was on the outside looking in, and never thought ‘a way in’ was even possible. AndContinue reading “November 6, 2020 – I get by with a little help from my friend(s).”

November 3, 2020 – One person can make all of the difference (PART TWO).

Alright, where did I leave off? Oh! That’s right, I was telling you about my stepdad ‘Larry’. Larry joined our family when I was eight years old and things changed drastically the moment he married my mom. Larry was all about structure (Harry) and discipline (Mo) and rules (Larry the 2nd) and he didn’t wasteContinue reading “November 3, 2020 – One person can make all of the difference (PART TWO).”

November 2, 2020 – One person can make all of the difference (PART ONE).

Those of you that are reading this are probably thinking that I’m about to tell you at length about someone that really inspired me, that really motivated me, that really changed my life for the better. Sorry. As much as I would LOVE to do that, I’m afraid that’s a story to be told byContinue reading “November 2, 2020 – One person can make all of the difference (PART ONE).”

October 27, 2020 – All Things Endcap

Once, long ago, in a village far, far away, there lived a peasant woman. About 10 minutes away from her cottage, as the crow flies, stood the nearest market. It had nearly everything anyone could ever possibly want or need. Its inventory included assorted candies which were stored in glass jars (licorice, peppermints and hardContinue reading “October 27, 2020 – All Things Endcap”