Julie’s Tape

I had labeled it "Julie's Tape." My teenage son had decided that it would be a fun (and useful) project to convert my ancient collection of cassette tapes (yes, young 'uns, those used to be a thing :)) into digitized form, especially since we sort of no longer even have a tape player.... I cringed [...]

Secrets and Skeletons

We all have more than one skeleton. There's the one that holds our body together... And then there's that other one... or two... or twenty. There's something in all of our lives that influences our actions, our outlooks, our vision... And it could be genetic, it could be something we "did" or something that "happened [...]

The Blessing, the Curse, and the Art of Social Media

Once upon a time, friends got together over coffee.  They didn't know that you cooked spaghetti the night before at 6:08 p.m., or that three days ago you had a fabulous (heart heart heart) time with three other friends who didn't invite the one you are sitting with to their girl's night out.  They didn't [...]

Open Letter of Forgiveness and Mercy: I Am Sorry…

To all I have had the grace to encounter in my life, I think, since I have written letters to those I have had to forgive, it is also true that I have much to be sorry and repentent for.  I try to work things out as they happen, because we never know if we [...]