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Happy 75th Birthday, Mom

The other night I calculated how old you would have been today. 75. Wow. The number shocks me. I can’t picture you as a 75 year old woman. And the number is too even, too perfect…the idea is so alien. …

Equidistant

Today marks the day when I have traveled two equal distances, one with my mother, one without.

I feel the weight of this moment, as I contemplate what the next 15.91 years will hold. I can look back on my …

If by Rudyard Kipling

I came across this poem a few years ago and fell in love with it. It wasn’t until recently when my hubby wanted to give a meaningful gift to his mentor, did I reread it. Since then, I’ve found myself …

Why I Want A Cure For Cancer

As many of you already know, I was 15 when my mother died.

She had breast cancer. By the time she got help, it was already too late. But she fought her disease and emminent death as hard as she …