A Porch Lantern Vigil for 50 Dead

I have all sorts of things I’d like to write about, but I can’t stop thinking about this morning’s shooting at the nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Maybe it’s because with 50 deaths so far and more than 50 injuries, it’s the largest mass shooting in U.S. history. Maybe it’s because this is the 133rd mass … Continue reading


Peace in the Midst of Crisis

Divorce is a type of death. Except the deceased is a ghost that keeps drifting in and out of your life, ensuring that wounds never heal and the grieving process goes on for eternity. It’s almost final, the legal paperwork, and I will re-assume the name with which I came into this world. But it’s … Continue reading

Sunset in New Mexico

This Week In Divorce: It Ain’t All Bad

Wait, yes it is. But who wants to read the more truthfully titled article, “Divorce will rip you a new one, make you question the very root of YOU, and leave you wondering if you ever truly knew your former spouse”? Besides, it’s not a very catchy title. Let’s review This Week In Divorce. So … Continue reading

#LoveWins Sometimes

#LoveWins, Sometimes

My Facebook feed is brimming over with wonderful news: Friends are getting married, having babies, going on vacations, following their dreams and, for the most part, celebrating the recent SCOTUS ruling that has resulted in a jubilant rainbow-colored feed. This is why I’ve hesitated to share my own life-changing news. Seventeen years have passed since I met … Continue reading

How to Free Fall with Grace

If you follow my blog, you may have noticed that it’s been nearly dormant since December. The last post I wrote chronicled my mom’s holiday heart attack and emergency triple bypass. Since then, the speed at which the universe has thrown things in my direction has hardly slowed, and now, voila, May has arrived, and … Continue reading

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