Because a Picture says What Words Never Can

Today is a story in pictures.  These pictures portray the utter devastation that I witness almost a year ago.  From this devastation rose some of the most heartwarming and beautiful stories you will ever hear.  I will attempt tomorrow to post the actual story of this storm, but it’s still so hard to relive the…

Laughter Heals the Soul

Kids, I have something I must confess – – I have a sick, crude, off color, twisted and often offensive sense of humor.  But I am okay with that, so there is no reason you shouldn’t be.  The important thing here is that although some people (and not as many as you’d think) are turned…

Let’s Catch Up…

Kids, life has been busy.  Very, very busy.   I feel like I have been running a marathon, and every night by the time I get into bed, I am collapsing with exhaustion.  Between work, wedding, firehouse and social life I barely have alone time to shower – but don’t worry, I still do!! 🙂…

Rebuilding and Raving

Ah, yes, Labor Day Weekend.  Well known in my home town to be “Mardi Gras” – basically meaning that it is completely normal to see outlandish costumes and behavior.  I always remember it as the very best of summer and hometown fun.  Children wander the streets barefoot, devouring barbecued delicacies and an unhealthy amount  of…

It’s Always a Matter of Life and Death

So I told Nick last week that I wanted to quit my job and become a writer. I told him I wanted to write a show stopping and titillating best seller, and that in order to do this I needed excessive free time and access to ever-flowing caffeine. He laughed at me.  Not out of…