We wear our skepticism around nowadays like a badge of honor. We think it reflects our strength and ability not to fall for anything. This is only natural given the consumer-driven, marketing saturated society we live in, but is it really serving us? We live with our...Read more
How do you prepare for your own death? Should you prepare for your own death? This may sound really morbid and we often like to avoid this topic and actions related to it, but avoiding it does not really do us any service. I plan to live a long life just as much as...Read more
Remember those old, GIANT phone bills from long-distance calls that lasted for hours? While those may be a thing of the past, long-distance love is still very present. It hit me this morning that I have spent most of my adult life loving long distance. How long have...Read more
Prologue: Why am I about to share something so personal? Because I have seen loneliness beyond myself. I have seen it in you. I have seen it in your eyes. I have heard it in your voice. I know. You know. You have it too. I care. I hurt for you. My heart aches for you....Read more
On July 9, 2011, I said, “I take you, my beloved Jerry, to be my husband. To live with you and laugh with you. To stand by your side and sleep in your arms. To be joy to your heart and food to your soul. To bring out the best in you always; and for you, to be the most...Read more
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