Author Archives

I am a perfectly flawed, big hearted southern girl who dreams big and who is changing myself and the world one day at a time . . .

  • Jersey Girl

    Today marks the beginning of what I refer to as my birthday month.  I once made a joke about my birthday needing more than one day to be celebrated, and so began my birthday month.  Although this comment was said… Read More ›

  • Branded

    Two of the more enduring lessons that my Dad taught me were quite simple. The first lesson that I learned was even before I began formal schooling.  Education is everything; no-one can take it away from you.  I took his words… Read More ›

  • The World Outside My Window

    I am not sure when or how it all began, but sometime during the past decade, I developed a special connection with deer.  They are so beautiful, elegant, and serene, and whenever I see them, I tend to take a deer sighting as a… Read More ›

  • Begin. End. Repeat.

    Life is a series of beginnings and endings, with people being a living example of this concept.  We are born.  We die. As we make our way from birth to death,  we give witness to, and experience,  beginnings and endings of all sorts, both… Read More ›

  • Stuff

    Ever since I began the process of packing up the contents of our current home to move to our new home, I have found myself thinking of George Carlin.  More specifically, I have been replaying his 1981 A Place for My Stuff album in my… Read More ›

  • Sold

    Thirteen years ago, after moving into our current home, I vowed that I would never leave it, unless I was in a body bag or someone else packed and moved our belongings for me.  I was home, and I had no plans… Read More ›

  • Bad

    Music has been an integral part of my life for as long as I can remember.  I definitely was influenced by the musical selections of my parents and two older sisters. as their music wafted through the rooms of our… Read More ›