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  • Hi-drangeas

    Full disclosure: I do not know much of anything about flowers, plants, trees, and any other members of the plant kingdom. What I do know is that my beautiful friend, Michelle, loved hydrangeas. I never really paid attention to them… Read More ›

  • Dad. D.A.D. Dad.

    When my girls were toddlers, one of their favorite television shows was Sesame Street.  It was one of my favorites, too, actually.  On this Father’s Day, one of the skits that comes to mind is a brief one that shows different fathers and… Read More ›

  • Learning To Cope With Things Out of Our Control

    At some point, we all have had to deal with a situation that was out of our control. Whether it is the global pandemic, a car accident, financial difficulties, or the death of a loved one, these events can cause… Read More ›

  • Four Ways to Renew Your Energy This Summer

    School’s out, or almost out, for summer!  When I was a student, and later, when I taught graduate school, my excitement for the summer break often was overshadowed by sheer exhaustion.  Before I could lean into a summer of fun, I had… Read More ›

  • Pride 2022

    If April showers bring May flowers, then, May flowers bring June. . .rainbows.  Okay, it doesn’t rhyme, but it doesn’t have to, because there is no need for conformity. Welcome to Pride Month! Some of my family members and friends… Read More ›

  • This Isn’t Working

    When I was a child, my first exposure to guns was through cartoons that depicted guns as props in a silly story, where nobody actually was harmed or died, at least not permanently.  My knowledge of guns only slightly expanded thanks… Read More ›

  • My Second First Mother’s Day

    Two days after my oldest daughter was born, I celebrated my first Mother’s Day by bringing her home from the hospital.  I remember those early days of motherhood being a surreal mixture of joy, exhaustion, uncertainty, and excitement, and every… Read More ›

  • Making Lifestyle Changes Easier

    When it comes to making a change, most people would tell you that they do not enjoy change. Change is not easy, because humans are creatures of habit. We want to maintain predictable patterns, habits, and routines. This provides us… Read More ›

  • Peaceful Practices

    Spring is a time of growth, renewal, and peace. As nature awakens from a long winter’s slumber, it yawns and stretches, getting ready for the changing of the seasons. People are cyclical, too, and spring often brings us similar feelings…. Read More ›