I Know I’m the Only One

I Know I’m the Only One

I’m an athletically-gifted, lazy and overachieving kid all at once. How? I’m an only child. Crazy, right? I like to think that my mother felt I was too perfect and didn’t want to add another kid, but the truth burns like no other. She was in labor for 36 hours […]

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A Dog’s Perspective

We found him at a local park. My dad’s dog sitter, Halle, was walking our dogs. A dog then approached her, friendly and affectionate despite the fact that he was homeless. Not knowing what to do, Halle called my dad for help. He told her to bring him over. Charmed […]

Lessons Learned Under the Wild Blue Yonder
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Lessons Learned Under the Wild Blue Yonder

My father spent 21 years serving as a pilot in the United States Air Force. Yes, I guess that makes me an Air Force “brat.” That also makes my mom a military wife and my father a veteran. But looking back at the years spent waking up to my dad […]

Battling My Mother & Her Cancer

Battling My Mother & Her Cancer

We laughed for no reason. It’s like when twin siblings look at each other and they just know. We could never articulate what was so funny, but we laughed so hard that it would have been no surprise if we both peed our pants.   My mother and I experienced […]

Confessions of a Cereal Killer

Confessions of a Cereal Killer

Sweetened pieces of oats and I go way back. I can’t remember a time where cereal wasn’t a staple in my household. You can find me with a bowl, spoon, a splash of milk and a beloved box in hand for breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack or dinner on the […]