Tag Archives: Reflective

Obligatory New Years Post

I am still not prepared to write about my vacation, I hardly even discuss it in person. I am selfishly holding onto the memories as if sharing them will cause them to slip away from me. Soon, though, I promise to share my adventure with the world. As you can see from the title this […]

Lessons of Life –

I wrote a Thanksgiving piece back in November that highlighted my grandparents and how amazingly awesome they are. I would like to reiterate that point now.  My grandparents are full of life, love and faith. They are exuberant, generous, happy, family-oriented, supportive, reliable sages and I cannot possibly express how lucky I am to have […]

Then That Happened…

I have actually been trying to write this post since January and I keep hitting a wall, so I decided to just do it and worry later.  I don’t write about this then I will not be able to write anything, which I know because I have tried.  Every time I sit in front of my […]

Sandy – The Uninvited Guest

There are some anniversary’s or dates that only vaguely stay with us.  Graduations, meaningless relationships, or when they closed the bowling alley near your home.  Those are the kind of dates that are referred to as “I think it was June, about 4 years ago. Maybe 5 or 6.”  Then there are days that stick […]

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 […]

The List

Nick and I play this sadistic game where we like to repeatedly remind each other how old we’re getting, based on a random nostalgic throwback. We’ll go back and forth with things and places from earlier in our lives, making a joke out of the fact that we are both completely alarmed by the fact […]

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 […]