Better Days: An ALS Documentary

Better Days: An ALS Documentary

Do you remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? Last summer, millions and millions of people jumped at the chance to dump ice chests, buckets and barrels of ice cold water on themselves, and then challenge their friends to do the same. Social media was saturated with photos, videos and testimonials. Do you remember why? The Ice […]

Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters

Six months ago, I wrote an essay about my son’s injury at Mt. Hood. I called it “Broken”, and you can read the original piece here. It was hard for me to write; I was going through some emotional times during the summer, and, as with any time a parent sees their child injured, his […]

Real Love In Real Life

Real Love In Real Life

I haven’t read Fifty Shades of Grey or any of the sequels. I don’t plan on seeing the movie, and I’m getting tired of all the media hype. Watching women coo and drool and act like what is depicted on those pages and projected on the screen is real love in real life is making me […]

Beginning of a Great Adventure

Beginning of a Great Adventure

There’s a big change going on in my writing world, the beginning of a great adventure. And it’s all happening on top of itself, rolling into each other like dominos. It feels exciting, unsettling, and makes me tremble just a little bit. But I like that. I spend my days teaching, my early mornings and […]