Raining Apples – Friday Fictioneers

It's time for Friday Fictioneers, where writers across the globe accept the challenge of writing a 100-word story based on a photo. Thanks to our lovely hostess, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields, who also provided this week's photo prompt. My story this week is semi-autobiographical. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to join in the fun and … Continue reading Raining Apples – Friday Fictioneers

Life is short – Mark Twain Quote

We picked this quote of Mark Twain's for my dad's eulogy. My sister suggested it and, instantly, we said yes! We all thought it so fitting. You may have come across this quote before.  It's a brilliant quote and a proper outlook on life, so I put this together. Of course, now it holds special meaning … Continue reading Life is short – Mark Twain Quote

Expect a Three-week Debrief

My sister said to me the other day, "I just want to know where Dad is." I still feel like I can call him and visit him down the street. He's definitely not there. I could consult religious texts about this question of where one goes after life. Heaven, I hope. With an online search, I … Continue reading Expect a Three-week Debrief

In Appreciation

The last two weeks since my dad has passed has been a whirlwind of activity, of planning and discussing an assortment of details of which I knew nothing about and was completely unprepared for. My emotions have been on a roller coaster ride that everyone tells me is normal. The tasks of planning my father's … Continue reading In Appreciation

Bloggers for Movember – A Conversation with My Dad

The Bloggers for Movember campaign got me thinking about the men in my life. I first learned of Bloggers for Movember through Le Clown. First of all, hats off to Le Clown for rallying the troops to support funding and awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health. I admire and applaud his efforts. Generally, … Continue reading Bloggers for Movember – A Conversation with My Dad

It Comes Full Circle

I decided my new mission in life is be less self-absorbed.  I came to this conclusion after I lectured my two children for not wanting to visit my dad, their grandpa. Their indifference had nothing to do with their grandpa and everything to do with the fact that they can't sit still for more two … Continue reading It Comes Full Circle