Music in my soul

We’re all missing a lot of things during this pandemic and ‘live’ music is a big one for me. Live music brings us together, suspends time, tells a story, makes us laugh, smile, and cry. It’s an integral part of the human experience. I’m lucky to be living in a state that is opening back […]

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This Ain’t My Uncle’s Farm

Being severely limited in travel options, I have been missing being out on a farm. Good news! There are plenty of farms, probably near you, that welcome visitors. I spent a Saturday south of Atlanta at Serenbe, including at Serenbe Farms. Now Serenbe is much more than a farm – it’s a sprawling social experiment […]

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Gap Year? Hell Yeah!

Where have all the graduates gone? Well, many are not going anywhere right now. My youngest is delaying for a year going all the way across country to start college and I’m breathing a big sigh of relief. A big, grown up, decision for Wolf #3. One I’m proud of him for making. He wants […]

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2020, Alien Invasion?

It seems inevitable at this point, right? A culmination to a year unlike any other. I’m only half kidding because we’ve been conditioned to not even joke about what else this year could possibly bring. As I remain hopeful for signs that we are starting to pull together rather than apart, it occurred to me […]

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Lunch With… Mrs. Wooley

My 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Wooley, stood about 4 feet tall with tight gray curls and a look that could wither you where you sat. She could also make you feel like a million bucks. I guess those twin skills were honed over years in the classroom and I was lucky enough to have her […]

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Homesick

It’s often said, you can’t go home. Bullshit. You can go wherever you want to go and right now, as the world seems to be crumbling, I want to go home. Home to me is the Midwest. Omaha, Nebraska in particular. And it’s not that Omaha doesn’t have its share of problems, it certainly does, […]

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Choose.

I can’t change the world. I can control myself and my actions. And I CHOOSE love. In all colors. All shapes. And all sizes.

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Brunch with Mom

Happy Mother’s Day! Many of us won’t be able to be face-to-face with our Mom’s today. I keep looking for any little slivers of a silver lining that I can find during this health crisis. I lived and raised my three children with no extended family anywhere near. And I raised them in the South […]

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Tough Times for A Hugger!

First off, thank goodness I’ve been in self-isolation with my husband, kids, and dog! Plenty of loved ones and fur babies for me to hug on. My heart goes out to those truly alone during this health crisis. My Dad was a hugger, most times it was just a quick sideways hug on the way […]

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CoronaDiary: 4-26-2020

Day 46 of self-isolation. I started a bit earlier than most of us here in the U.S. That’s over six weeks ago. I feel like I’m in mourning, deep grief, and I guess in some ways that is, in fact, where I’m at. The stages of grief are: Denial, check Anger, check Bargaining, check Depression […]

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