The Safeway Story: Be a Miracle

Do you believe in miracles & magic? Do you believe that without any doing of your own, an opportunity can be put in your path, a promotion can come your way unexpectedly, or a simple, kind gesture from a stranger can completely transform your day? I believe in miracles, because I have seen they happen … Continue reading The Safeway Story: Be a Miracle

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My Most Unusual Gift

Sometimes I get scared to keep sharing my story, because there are people who see me continually speaking to death and pain, who perceive that to mean that I'm stuck in the grief, not moving on, not living joyfully, dwelling on the past. And it's perceptions like that, that made me feel like a lecherous … Continue reading My Most Unusual Gift

Half-Dead Or Alive

Tragedy can turn you into stone - it can make you fold up your wings and hide within their warm embrace. It's a choice, and one that requires more courage than can possibly be put into words, to unfold your wings again, when they've been clipped, wounded, torched and tormented, time after time. It has … Continue reading Half-Dead Or Alive

You Are Now Entering the “Spring” of Your Life

This morning, I was watering my rose bushes that have been a little neglected the last few weeks. They were starting to look a little brown and dingy, so I had to pay attention to them. As I was hosing them down, I started aiming the spray at the dead leaves to help them fall … Continue reading You Are Now Entering the “Spring” of Your Life

A Different Kind of Near-Death Experience

I thought I was doing fine, since the Memorial. I doused that place in a good storm puddle of my own tears on Saturday, and I guess I thought that'd do me for awhile. But, today, it came back. Listening to this haunting, powerful, poignant, bomb-hitting-your-house sort of poem of Christopher's. I've never heard anything … Continue reading A Different Kind of Near-Death Experience