I have written this blog post several times. I have deleted it several times as well. I have started over. I have edited. I have pieced together several different attempts. It always seems to be lighter or funnier in my head as I toss it around. It tends to be sad and angry as I … More Grief: It Sucks
Life is currently a weird balance of sadness, grieving and playing My Little Ponies. From the moment I rushed to the ER, I had to balance everything that happened with parenting. As they were getting ready to roll Mr Loco to organ donation surgery and we were spending our last minutes together, I had to … More How Do You Tell A Toddler Her Father Died?
I went to the roller derby for the first time without Mr Loco. He was a volunteer EMT for the Desert Dolls Roller Derby from their first season. http://www.desertdollsrollerderby.com/ There are three points I want to make with this blog post. 1. Giving Back- Volunteering was just part of who Mr Loco was. We talked about ways … More The Roller Derby
I haven’t bothered to blog anything in a long time, and I’d like to get back to the occasional observational humor piece. Maybe I’ll start another blog about running. Or not. First, though, I want to work through another issue. Lately I’ve noticed a lot of requests from friends, acquaintances and extended family members asking … More You Cannot Petition the Lord With Prayer
I recently went to a gathering that included a reciting of the pledge of allegiance. After mumbling through the pledge by rote, I thought about the words. I realize there has been no small amount of controversy regarding the pledge in the last few years, but I hadn’t given it much thought until recently. The … More Pledge of Allegiance version 1.9