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Yes, My Relatives Were Syrian Refugees

Did you know that MY family … were Syrian immigrants? It is true. My grandfather and his family came here from Syria…yes, Syria. They had to make the stop in … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Psst, Hey Mom?

I cannot believe it’s been three-years. Some days, it seems like yesterday, other days it seem even longer than the three-years. I wish you were still here. I miss you. … Continue reading

March 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

Sunday Confessions

I have an obsession with socks. There, I said it. Don’t judge. I wouldn’t quite call it a, “fetish” since there is nothing sexual about my love of socks, but … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 4 Comments

I Love My Kids

Today two of my kids were here to visit. All three of my kiddos live in another state so both of my daughters, one son-in-law, and my lil grand guy … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Monday Morning Memes #8

How many times last week did you juggle people, shrug someone off, forget or neglect to call someone back…? Someone dies from suicide in the United States every 13.7 minutes. … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

One Ugly Summer Night

We were supposed to go play tennis. I don’t even play tennis, but she had insisted and had made a big deal out of “making time” to play tennis with … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · 60 Comments

Low/High; Conversations at the Dinner Table

Our relationship with food goes far beyond what we place on the table. For most people, food — like music, can evoke myriad emotions in the most vivid of ways. … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Name That Loon

Would you know how to say my name if you have never heard it and only seen it spelled-out on paper or a screen? Today’s “DailyPrompt” asks, “Do you know … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 10 Comments

A Face In The Crowd

Humor is essential to life. I mean, come on, who goes through life without ever cracking a smile? Not me, and surely not YOU! I try to make sure laughter … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 16 Comments

Goodbye Colorado

I grew-up mostly in Colorado. My parents divorced before I was five and my Mom’s family was in Colorado so that was home to her after the divorce. The “Rockies” … Continue reading

August 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Separation Anxiety

It is said that, “Home is where the heart is” and it must be true because my chest feels empty thinking about how far away my kids are. And my … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

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