The Rings on the Tree

If you haven’t had a chance yet to listen to the Superior Podcast where hosts Frank Prather and Hal Sparks take on my journey to health as a personal project, I highly recommend giving it a listen. Not because it’s about yours truly and what I’m going to be doing for the next few months, […]

Thirty years ago… there was Scott.

Despite what happened to me when I was four, I have always maintained that I lost my virginity when I was fourteen. See, I don’t consider virginity some glass case to keep my virtue that – once broken into – causes irrevocable damage me or my value in some way. I was sexually curious and […]

Waiting for death and other stuff…

I’m no stranger to death. Sadly. But since 2010, I’ve become a lot better acquainted than I ever wanted to be. First there was my aunt, then my uncle. Then last year I lost my beautiful friend James. By the end of 2015, I lost both a step-sibling and my mother. The new year saw […]

Never underestimate the power of words.

Last November, when I declared 2015 was the Year of Transformation, I forgot one thing. Words have power, and I was begging the universe with my careless use of the word “transformation” to drag me right through the fire. And so it happened. 2015 will go down in history as one of the toughest on […]

Parenthood – The Saga

When I was younger I dreamed of the kind of mom I would be and the kind of adults I would raise. I say adults because even when your children are babies you are laying the framework for the kind of adults they’ll become. Teaching them how to self-soothe gives them the chance to be […]

St. Patrick’s Day Adventures and Surprises

My mother-in-law, or Mom 2 as she is known, thought it would be a great story to tell the epic weird and wonderfulness that was our St. Patrick’s Day. It was a wet and wild adventure to do something pretty amazing for someone pretty amazing in our family, because the fun family party we had […]

Life and Death and Other Stuff

If any of you were around a couple of years ago you are aware of the family drama that arose around my ailing uncle Mac and his wife Eleanor. We were informed in early 2010 that my elderly uncle and his wife were admitted into a nursing home because of advanced illnesses including dementia. My […]