This little gal was born on July 7, 2012 – she shares a birthday with my Dad. She has completely and utterly changed the way I view the world, for the better.
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On July 12 of 2011, my father died. He was the most important person in my life – I now (and will forevermore) define my life as “Before” and “After“. We had his service 5 days after his death, but we never buried him. He was cremated, per his wishes. His family burial plot is […]
I hear a voice…’you must learn to stand up for yourself because I can’t always be around.’ He says…’when you gonna make up your mind? When you gonna love you as much as I do…? Winter ~ Tori Amos’
July 12, 2011 at 5:35 am my father passed from this world after a battle with cancer. Today I will say my final goodbyes to a man that defies any description.
My ever-growing inbox tells me that I need to leave a note here, on my personal blog about some things that are going on in my life at the moment. I’m not as responsive as I normally am, nor am I as present in and around the web as usual. Many folks have inquired and I want to leave a note here for you to know what is going on, just for when you don’t hear back from me quickly, or if I’ve promised a response, but have been slow to return.
I have been hesitant to make the official announcement here on my blog until everyone in my personal world was aware of our plans. I’ve been pretty open about it on Twitter and Facebook, mainly because most of my friends and family here in my personal life don’t go anywhere near social media (believe it […]
My ears lost their innocence in 1990. I used to be a person who was just happy listening to music on whatever medium was available – – the car radio, my home stereo system, the loudspeakers at the mall – it didn’t really matter to me. Although, I am a musician – and a classically […]
The following content is re-posted, in full, from a post I did on this blog 4 years ago. Lots has changed in 4 years – – even more has changed in the past 3 months. Anger, betrayal, hurt…those are all strong, real, but fleeting emotions. Love stays…and that never changes….
I loved 2008…and I hated it. Professionally, it was really a phenomenal year. E.Webscapes did 409 projects in 2008 – that’s more than a project a day. It’s almost exactly double what we did in 2007 – and the profit margins tripled. I also finished another book in 2008 and have another (different) one in […]
Halloween is not a “holiday” around here. Not for any religious reasons or other moral convictions; truth be told – my kids are way past Trick O’ Treating age and we live way too far outside city limits for any parent to drag their kid to our doorstep for candy treats. Seriously, the middle of […]
It’s been a WEEK! I’m happy that it’s over and the weekend is finally here . . . seems like it took forever. This week I… …Finally have an answer after a somewhat worrisome week..and without too much detail, I’ll just say this: The pathology test, mammogram and ultrasound came back completely NORMAL. They didn’t […]
Me: “So, where did we leave off?? I think the last time we talked, your mother died, you lost your job and a good friend of yours stabbed you in the back without remorse …. my father had a heart attack, I left my nursing career for self-employment in a completely unrelated field and I […]
Today is Father’s Day.. and it got me thinking about fathers and what an incredibly important part they play in the lives of their children. No two fathers are the same, and they all come in different shapes and sizes. I think that fathers are sometimes undervalued and don’t get the spotlight as much as […]
There is something I saw today that I really want to share here on this site, but I just can’t. I’m really excited about it and would love to show you… but… ack! See, the problem with family members knowing the URL to your blog significantly decreases the amount of things you can share on […]
It feels a bit strange… when one of your ex-boyfriends finds you on the ‘net by doing a Google (or in this case, Yahoo) search – isn’t it? Ever had that happen to you? I just did today… and it’s… weird. Chris contacted me via email today. The Chris I’m referring to is not my […]
It’s been damn near two weeks since I updated this site – – and in blog time, that’s a long time, hey? Hmm…do you own your blog, or does your blog own you? Ever feel beholden to this thing called blog? I know a lot of folks who do… and in the last 5 years […]
I’m blogging early . . or late, depending on how you look at it. It’s 6:30 am and I’ve yet to sleep. So, is it early…or is it late? I report – you decide. I had a nice time at BlogHER. Chicago is always fun to visit – if it’s possible to be in love […]
My favorite part of this song occurs at the very beginning where she whispers….Don’t look at me… Christina Aguilera – Beautiful It’s worth noting that my bird loves to sing along to this one. It’s Tuesday.. this week is much better than last. Thanks for the support and encouragement I’ve received via email based on […]
My lovely daughter, Melissa, is a sweet girl. She is bright, funny, charming and very, very social. She rarely gives us much trouble – – but, she’s also 16. The age of 16 doesn’t come and go without a handful of little disruptions in life – – it’s like a turning point when, suddenly, the […]
School’s Out… and parents everywhere are already counting down the days until the start of the new school year in September! I work from home, and normally the kids are up and out of the house by 6:30 AM. Now? They are home. They usually head out around noon and hang out with their friends. […]
“Face Behind the Blogger” collection was started by Dave Airey because blogging is truly international, and the chances of meeting the people behind your favorite blogs are slim, a face to the name of someone you havenâ€™t met helps recognition and adds a more personal feel to your conversations. Stevie (revenge) tagged me with it […]
In my previous post, I told the story of how I became a new bird owner. I finally got a nice picture of her this morning – here she is.. ain’t she purty?
I know what you’re thinking. With a title like that – I’d be thinking the same thing, so don’t feel bad. I am not posting pictures of boobies in an attempt to drive more traffic to my post – – although, what do you want to bet it would work like a charm? Let me […]
A side effect of writing the book over the past several months is the weight gain that comes with lack of exercise and sitting in front of the computer every day, doing nothing but drinking coffee and writing like a maniac. So, now that the writing is over – it’s time for me to get […]
I’m rounding the bend.. hurtling towards my second deadline, which is due March 1. It will be a solid few days of writing between now and then until I have to start working on my third deadline (March 31.) Someone here told me that this book thing was a GOOD idea — who was it?? […]