Losing a loved one is never easy. But then again, are they truly lost? They may no longer be beside you, within a short drive to visit, or able to talk with you, but are they really truly lost? My short answer is no. I have felt closer to my grandfather this week than when … Continue reading Never Lost – A Tribute to John and Marie Gibson
As another school year approaches, I find myself reflecting on the past year and all that was accomplished. One event in particular that comes to mind was the art show I did to showcase the talented artists I taught from kindergarten all the way up to 12th grade. It was a small event that in … Continue reading For the Love of Art
Last weekend my little family and I took a little drive to Scranton (PA) to have some fun, do a few errands, and to celebrate our son Riker's 4th birthday. It was especially fun for me because I had chosen long ago to have Scranton as the backdrop city/town for the book I'm writing. It … Continue reading Coffee and Murder
Once there was a sad, tired house. It was overgrown, peeling, and sagging. Desperately needing of repair. And in major need of weeding. It longed to be loved and looked after. It yearned for paint. It dreamed of less holes in it's walls. It longed to be free to be modernized! Cue to enter: the … Continue reading From Drab to Fab!
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." - Eleanor Roosevelt It was late and dark as I walked down our long … Continue reading Fearless Love
It's summer. No matter what the cloudy, dreary, often rainy, North East Pennsylvania weather has been showing you, it's still amazing summer time! And with Summer comes bucket loads of fresh zucchini out of our gardens. Not my garden mind you. I was sadly too caught up in end of school year activities, like co-running … Continue reading Crustless Zucchini Quiche
Deja vu is such a weird and belittling experience. It gives you this out of body feeling that makes you seem so small. It forces you to realize you really have no control over your own life. These have been the feelings I've been facing this week. Most of you know this already, but in … Continue reading Edge of Oblivion