Thank You, New York

Thank You, New York

I boarded the flight to New York City with mixed feelings. It was to be a brief visit, Friday afternoon to Sunday night, and I had been living in a cocoon of my own making for over a year. To come out of it and into one of the busiest, most vibrant cities in the world...
Beauty’s Weight

Beauty’s Weight

It still amazes me the conversations I get to have and with whom I get to have them. These exceptional, loving people appear in my life at the exact time I need them. I must call out for them, I think, in some midnight prayer. I must. And the other day it was in a...
On The Way Home

On The Way Home

The tulips had been in bloom for a few weeks only. It was late in the year, but the winter had been brutally long. Everything was slow in coming back to life. Myself included. The snow had been incessant and I had felt buried under since December. Any movement toward...
Excerpt from Novel # 2, Robena Finch

Excerpt from Novel # 2, Robena Finch

**Tentatively titled Robena Finch, my second novel is about grief, love and the power of telling the truth. Robena has recently lost her mother to cancer, but she holds a secret so dark it threatens to break her down completely. Hiding behind anxiety attacks and...
The Hardest Thing I Have Ever Done

The Hardest Thing I Have Ever Done

The hardest thing that I have ever done and continue to do is to be honest: Honest about what drives me, about what frustrates me, about how I go about getting what I want. And being honest with myself is often way more difficult than being honest with others. I do...
What If I Treated My Home as I Treat My Body?

What If I Treated My Home as I Treat My Body?

If I treated my home as I treat my body, how would that go? Would I constantly be thinking of what I wished was different? Would I beat myself up over the size of the windows, the condition of the wooden floors, the square footage? And if I did this, when would I...
Slowing Down

Slowing Down

For so long it all moved so fast. After I decided that I would not return to my job in Cardiac Research I seemed to be thrust into a jetstream of new possibilities all whilst raising a young family and tip-toeing through the last years of a loving, yet...
I and Love and You

I and Love and You

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m a Cancer or what, but I tell the people in my life that I love them all the time. There are some who I back off from telling because I can tell it makes them a little uncomfortable, but it doesn’t make it any...
Play a While

Play a While

It doesn’t end, you know. At least not in the way we think. This is what I think, anyway. And I’m going purely on experience…thirty-four years worth. I thought, okay, just get through this…just let this go and you’ll get there....
Sight

Sight

The fear, the fear, that festering, unfathomable fear. That I’m alone in this. That I’m adrift with neither reed nor rock to anchor me. That fear sits in the pit of my stomach beneath kind words and good intentions, Beneath a heart that beats slow and...