"Pneumonia?" I said as I looked at the x-ray.
"Yes, see these infiltrates, these large white patches throughout your lungs?" asked Dr. B. pointing at my lungs on the x-ray. "That’s pneumonia."
My eyes widened as my mouth partially opened. I had not... more
A few years ago, I managed a sweet little resale shop in a small railroad town. One day I had a customer come in the shop to buy a chest, a lift chair and a few odd pieces to "brighten up Mama's room."
From the conversation the two ladies were having ab... more
Early retirement. In remission. Single. Back home to Florida. These were the words in my mind as I drove through the five states and 950 miles to Northwest Florida.
My life had changed dramatically. Several months earlier, I was battling cancer, working... more
It seems like a cruel joke of nature that just as we are navigating the upheavals of midlife, the imminent departure of our children -- as well as the loss of a parent -- arrives like multiple trains on a crash-course ready to create havoc out of our peace... more
The summer basketball league is off and running and for the first time one of my children is no longer a player, she is now a coach.
An ordinary request to volunteer, some emails, roster lists and shirt deliveries did not in any way alert me to the prou... more