Actually, I can…

There are many things that happen in life that seem insurmountable. Sometimes all bad luck converges at one time and it feels like there is no way out. Things happen that change the trajectory of your dreams by altering the course. There are definitely events that are out of our control. No matter how much weContinue reading “Actually, I can…”

Memories of the Salerno Cookie

The other day when I was at the grocery store there was  box of cookies starring me in the face. Usually not interested in the store box cookie, this blue box had a magnetic draw to the cart. It was impossible to determine the cause, so it was simply checked out with the rest ofContinue reading “Memories of the Salerno Cookie”

Frankness

We can waste so much time worrying about what challenges us personally and in our relationships. We can get easily overwhelmed with the details and wrapped up in the menusha that nothing gets accomplished. We can get so emotional wondering what others might think of our position or judge our character. Will they hate me?Continue reading “Frankness”

Nostomania

I have figured out a feeling, that has haunted me for a longtime. It is this disorder that I didn’t know I had which manifests itself into a compulsion and it has affected me for my entire life.  Nostomania (Nos-tuh-mey-nee-uh): intense homesickness; an irresistible compulsion to return home, Nostomania. You might be wondering how aContinue reading “Nostomania”

I don’t feel my hair.

“Hey monkey how are you tonight?”, Lucas say’s to his daughter London on the phone.  “I am fine Dad leave me alone, you are always on my back, I am fine”, London stated defensively. London hung up the phone as Lucas sat at his kitchen table in Vermont. He worries about London all the time.Continue reading “I don’t feel my hair.”

Forgiveness

Judge not lest you be judged, Matthew 7:1. No matter how you might interpret these words, the concept is simple.  I have learned that there is always to two-sides to every story. The more I have experienced and managed conflicts in my life and work, the more I have learned to fully understand each sideContinue reading “Forgiveness”

Cousin Antics

I was chatting with Mom tonight who told me her sister’s four daughters surprised her yesterday and all visited at the same time to take her to lunch. Mom cried for days in anticipation of this visit feeling happy, sad, grateful and reminiscent. As I expected it would be one of the best days ofContinue reading “Cousin Antics”

Flatlined

What would happen if you were told that in the next minute your heart would stop beating? What would you think? How would you feel? What would you tell people about yourself that no one would know? Ask yourself these questions and for a minute. What would I do if someone told me my lifeContinue reading “Flatlined”