Why Do We Put It Off

“When you confront a problem you begin to solve it. ” –Rudy Giuliani Tomorrow I meet with Carolyn, a pre-needs funeral director: Tomorrow sounds like the word many use. I’ve asked my siblings more than once this last year, “Do you have your will finished?” They don’t say tomorrow, they groan at my nagging. But … [Read more…]


A few years ago, an eye specialist diagnosed me legally blind. When I left that appointment, I felt vulnerable and stripped of all confidence. Unable to drive, I deemed myself useless. Those first few weeks following my diagnosis were bleak. It didn’t matter that the specialist put my name on a list for a cornea … [Read more…]

A Bloggers Fun-Albino Squirrel

I met a new to me author, Vicki H. Moss recently. She grew up with her brother’s flying squirrel and her mother cooked squirrel. While I live in a neighborhood full of black squirrels and some of our older neighbors talk about families that eat them, it doesn’t sound like my fried food for family.   … [Read more…]


When we give our lives away, we gain so much in return. My parents modeled that type of giving from as far back as I can remember. For instance, when we moved into our home on 23rdand Madison in Eugene the front door of our home built in the late 1800’s, opened onto an ally. … [Read more…]

Donkey Delimma Turned Delightful

“Will he heal? What’s the prognosis?” Family and friends asked that question often when Gary received a diagnosis Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) in December 2002. I felt exhausted trying to explain what I did not know. Once I shared my meager knowledge with a friend, she proceeded like the old gossip game. By the time she’d … [Read more…]

More than Feelings!

Life is one big comfort zone for me. Give me a lion, soft comfy shirt and a pillow to prop me up. Do you see I found a super long, navy blue, polka dotted scarf to tie me together. Look happy as a lark, don’t you think? Now I wait.   It’s the wait that … [Read more…]