Life’s Wisdom

It’s the Winds That Make Us Strong

Tough times come in like storms, and sometimes you just can't see the end to the rain and winds that are beating you down.  I know…I’ve had my share of stormy weather. It sometimes seems that in the midst of... Continue Reading →


I love journals. I have kind of an unhealthy relationship with them. I buy lots of them. Kind of like cards. I spend hours looking at all of them and then buy a handful because they are beautiful, inspirational or... Continue Reading →

Sometimes You Just Have to Sit Awhile: Naps, Puppies and Hip Surgery

13 days ago I had a hip-replacement surgery, which I am choosing to call my first bionic surgery. It has nothing to do with aging or arthritis, but instead the assimilation of the super-robot body I will have in a... Continue Reading →

I Need An Umbrella Man Day

I grew up in Northern California just 45-minutes from Santa Cruz. The beach with its old-fashioned boardwalk was a favorite weekend trip, but as an adult, I discovered downtown Santa Cruz, a cool blend of hippie lifestyle and boho chic... Continue Reading →


I remove each item, assessing its value. Does it get tossed into the trash or can someone else use it?  How do you begin to sort through a house filled with stuff? Closet by closet, cabinets and drawers.  Some of... Continue Reading →

We’re All A Bunch of Wimps!

Where can a girl find monkey bars in this town? I don't mean the kind you pull up a barstool in and order exotic jungle juice, I mean the metal ladder you cross to develop upper body strength.  I am... Continue Reading →

Buddah Buttons and Giant Prairie Dogs

Experiencing the Sweetness of Life The week before the youngest Schrecklet went off to college we went to dinner at Little Ollies, one of our favorite Chinese restaurants in Cherry Creek.  During dinner, the Schrecklet was telling me and my... Continue Reading →

I Learned A Lot in Half of 100 Years

One gets a bit reflective when birthdays roll around.  Well, at least when you are almost half of 100.  Half of 100... wow that's a lot of living. I thought I should take some time to take note and appreciate... Continue Reading →

Kids, the Media and Tragedy: 5 Lessons I Learned From Columbine

It's been 13 years since our family's world was rocked by the tragic loss at Columbine High School.  Our son, Jacob, was a freshman there and our other son was a junior at another local high school, one of our... Continue Reading →

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