Staff Columnist

The craziest thing I have ever done

Have you ever heard a story about someone that seemed hard to believe? Maybe they quit a job they’ve had for 20 years or maybe they committed a crime, but when you heard their name you thought, “Really? That person? They did that? I never dreamed they would (or could) do something like that.”
I feel like that’s my life right now. I’m the person doing things that people are saying, “Really? You? I never pictured you doing something like that….”

My Nine Lives

It is hard to believe that we are almost halfway through another year. “Time flies when you’re having fun” is a saying often said, but at my age it seems that time flies whether I’m having fun or not. I’ve blinked and suddenly find myself in my mid-forties. How did that happen? To be honest, I’m not exactly sure when or how I “grew up”. Or maybe I haven’t yet? Surely I’m not the only person who feels this way.

What Do We Do Now?

I sat down at the table early in the morning with a cup of coffee ready to write. In my mind I already had a plan to write about the month of June and why I think it’s the best month of the year.
I glanced down at my phone to see how much time I had to write and instead of seeing the time, my eyes fell to the date stamped on the home screen of my phone. Immediately, I felt a sinking feeling in my stomach. May 28. I’m pretty sure my heart skipped a beat or two.