Category: Uncategorized

Intentreate

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”¬†Antoine de Saint-Exup√©ry I am an office supply junkie. I love paper, pens, notebooks and organizers. I have a bit of a fetish for planners and would probably have one for every aspect of my life…

Grandma

This is an excerpt from a short story I wrote eons ago when I was in college. While it is just a story it is based on the first time I met and went to live my grandma in this house on May Street….

This Place I Hold Dear

When I was about 5 or 6 and living with my mom and brother, we lived here. Well, sort of. We lived in the upstairs apartment of a home that use to be here. I have a very vague recollection of the apartment itself…

Lamp Unto My Feet

   

Brothers and Legos

I only remember living in two homes with my dad and stepmom; the one from my previous post and this one. Admittedly my memory is a little muddled as to which one was first but this one definitely brings the most vivid memories of…

Scars

When I was four-years-old I moved in with my dad and step-mom and I insisted that the training wheels be removed from my bicycle. I wanted nothing more than to be able to keep up with my brother, so once the training wheels were…

See Me

In almost every home I ever lived in I can remember my bedroom. The only place I could go to and escape an annoying younger sister and a sometimes bully of an older brother, it was my sanctuary. I lived here with my grandparents…

The Town That Built Me

So, they say that you can never go back home and, that sometimes to find yourself you have to get a little lost. Well, I’ve gone back home many times over the last 30 years or so and parts of home have changed so…

Simply Happy

What do you love? What drives you? What gets you out of bed and out the door everyday? Go beyond the obvious. We all love and feel a passion for our family and loved ones, no question. I’m talking about that thing in your…

One of Many

A pile of leaves in varying stages of yellowish decay. Some maple, some oak, maybe some linden and birch. Blending together into a menagerie of fall. Today, as I’m skimming through a batch of photos I took at a local park I feel a…

Simple Joy

Today was a rare day off and an opportunity to get out and enjoy some of the fall color before it fades to the dull, brownish-gray of winter with no snow. Morning brought a fun little trip with a friend to look at barn…

A Closer Look

I hope it’s okay that I jump up and down and cheer wildly? Not because my favorite team (Greenbay Packers) pulled out an amazing win in the last seconds or because I’m finally caught up on editing, or because I was just promoted at…