I Can Sing Louder Than the Jackhammer

I Can Sing Louder Than the Jackhammer

Our family has been through much turmoil over the past five years with a house that burned, two different car accidents which caused concussions and whiplash for my daughter and I, plumbing problems requiring three complete renovations from a sewage back-up, and two...
Making Music Out of Mishap

Making Music Out of Mishap

My friend Deb is one of the most positive people I know. When her home in 2013 and everything in it burned, she said, “My family and animals got out safely. Nothing else mattered. Nothing else ever has mattered, or ever will.” Three years later when she broke her...
Grief Remembers

Grief Remembers

  June 26th—a day that will conjure up emotions even when I forget the day on the calendar. Like a built-in clock in my cellular structure, my body remembered the trauma. Last month marked the 5-year anniversary of the Waldo Canyon Fire of Colorado, a fire that left...
I’m Almost Done

I’m Almost Done

Writing a book is an all-encompassing focus-driven, faith-building, character-testing adventure. It requires doing the grunt work of submitting laborious attention to detail, checking and rechecking facts. A year after the Colorado Fire in 2012 that burned 347 homes,...
9-1-1 Failed Us, But Strangers Didn’t

9-1-1 Failed Us, But Strangers Didn’t

  We were running errands in town when I heard Andrea on her cell phone talking with my mom.  “I have to go now Nana, I’m going to have a seizure,” she said. As a result of an auto accident in 2013, my daughter, Andrea, suffers with a post-traumatic seizure disorder...

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