Complementary Thoughts

My friend Loretta Oakes amazes me sometimes. For one thing, she’s crazy smart. She has two engineering degrees, so she’s highly logical, which appeals to my sense of process and order.  S...

Avoiding grief is what traps us

This is a season of grieving.  Recently I learned that another someone I loved passed away.  This is a moment all of us must face, of course, but knowing that does nothing to minimize the pain. It&#...

A new bucket list

I’ve always loved the idea of a bucket list. Like so many people  I want to travel–to visit Ireland, Zambia, Finland, Czechoslovakia, Australia and well, pretty much every other place in ...

Words that resonate–Anne Lamott

In memory of my friend,  who believed in the sacredness of the journey, and whose presence I profoundly miss.  When last I saw him, he reached across the table and gave me a fist-bump (my first!) be...

Teen Suicide Prevention

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  One of my best friends died in 2007, and my nephew died in 2010. Both were victims of suicide. I can tell you, it hurts like crazy to be left behind.  There&#...