I had never even thought of getting a tattoo until a couple of years ago. I can’t explain what happened. Kind of like I can’t say just when and why the idea of piercing my belly button suddenly seemed interesting when I was 48 years old. It just occurred to me one day that it […]
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It makes me feel a little guilty. Nearly every time I go out dancing, someone compliments me, asking something like, “Are you are a professional?” or saying “You are amazing!” Last week, a couple that I had never met was having enough fun watching me that they bought me a drink. The truth is there […]
One day you may be serenely floating down the Boise River with your friends, and you hit an unexpected current and your boat flips. It is a hot August day, so you going in the water is not that big of a deal. But, oh! Your camera and your car keys! By the time you […]
As Cozy As Your Mom’s Kitchen I’m in a new phase of my life where I occasionally need a place away from home to meet someone or work for a while. It usually has to be someplace I can have some conversation. Internet access is a big plus. A drive-through or the library are not […]
I drive to the local airport a lot, so you’d think I’d have it figured out by now. But I blame the sign makers. Airport traffic directional signs are possibly the only time the government uses too few words and doesn’t over manage. Really, if they can afford those digital bulletin boards to condescendingly harass […]
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Melody’s Life Savings
No one wants to hear that their child is sick - and the word 'cancer' is even worse. Written by her mother, Melody's Life Savings is the true story of the family's journey together during the illness and the impact of Melody's small legacy. Excerpts from Melody's journals and personal correspondence are included.