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…

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…