Bee Not Afraid

Bees get the bad rap for the super aggressive modus operandi of wasps. I think it’s the “yellow jacket” wasps wear, and the buzzing around that cause the confusion. Oh yeah, and the stinging

Good grief

There are as many ways to grieve as there are people.  It, however, is not an easy undertaking and can take years or a lifetime.

Book review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Wars leave scars. Tragedies leave scars. Meet Oskar. Son. Grandson. Very intelligent and quirky 9-year-old boy whose dad died in the World Trade Center attack. Knowledgeable beyond his years but still reasons like a child. Devotee of Dad. Loves Mom but sometimes their grief dances collide and they have to tiptoe around each other. Goes… Continue reading Book review: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

School Supply Shopping: Load Up on Good Memories

I’m still enticed. Every year. Late summer comes and I see them. School supplies line the aisles of Target, Office Depot, even Walgreen’s. The aisles of notebooks, pens, folders, planners, backpacks, and crayons kind of get me fired up. It’s a fresh start, new beginnings, a clean slate. I haven’t been in school for a… Continue reading School Supply Shopping: Load Up on Good Memories