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Cadaver Grafts and Karate Class

karateBradley (age 10), Nathan (age 7) and I were all taking a karate class.  I thought it would be a great way for the boys to learn some discipline and also burn off some extra energy. (which they had a lot of)  Many days, it was a struggle to get them to class, but every once in a while, they enjoyed going. Continue reading

Either You Love Country Music, Or You’re Wrong

soundSometimes, there is a sound or a song that I hear and I’m instantly transported back to an event or time in my life. Some of those events are great and others, maybe not so much, but still, those sounds are powerful in their ability to move my memory somewhere else. Continue reading

Family Means Everything

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Gma Is, Uncle Lloyd and Gma Doris at my wedding

Both of my grandmas taught me many life lessons as I grew up and I was so very lucky that they were both with me until I had my own children. Continue reading

Always Landing On My Feet

cat - spirit animalI think my spirit animal is the cat.

According to https://www.spiritanimal.info, the cat carries many meanings revolving around the balance between seemingly opposites, such as inner and outer, action and rest, and light and dark. It’s strongly symbolic of the connection with what usually hides in darkness or the unknown. The cat generally represents: Continue reading

Give Me Aladdin’s Lamp

One of my favorite Disney movies is Aladdin.  I love Robin Williams’s portrayal of the genie.  He has so many great lines and it makes me laugh every time I watch that movie.  While watching that movie, I’ve often thought, “What would I wish for if I had 3 wishes?” Continue reading

In Loving Memory

**This is a writing. It is not real.**

How do you describe the life of Michelle?  She was born on May 2, 1970 at 8:30 am.  Being true to her stubborn nature, she was born 1 week after the date she was due.  She was going to come out when she decided it was time.  Continue reading