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Where do I fit in W’s donor story? Part 4

Donor Story Links: Read Part 1 of Where do I fit in… Read Part 2 of Where do I fit in… Read Part 3 of Where do I fit in... The absolutely comical bit about this happens to be the fact that my mother recorded Delivery Man onto our DVR this last week. I saw the film almost a year ago during a return flight from a work trip. Watching the movie … [Read More...]

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in the sandbox

Where do I fit in W’s donor story? Part 1

I am going to be treading lightly here as I feel like I am on the fringe of things. One of the more challenging aspects about writing about life in an online medium is properly figuring out where your life story is vs where another life story is. We are all … [Read More...]


Happy Compus Day!

Having to explain a holiday that does not involve cake or the giving of gifts is harder than I anticipated. That doesn't mean I don't do my part to talk about the history behind observational days. Columbus Day has been a bit tricky for us. Here is a … [Read More...]


more than the moon

We went to look at a potential rental yesterday evening. It was nice, it checked many of the good boxes, but it is just out of our price range. Our real estate person is going to see if there is any wiggle room with price, but if there isn't, we are ok with … [Read More...]

How I remember my Grandmother

she taught me

I woke up so early this morning. Millie was on my mind. Today marks five years since she left us. I miss having her at the head of the table, the person at the heart of every decision, the reason we made infinite number of choices. Millie taught me: • how … [Read More...]

birds out the window

the October situation

We've been finding coins more often than usual. Our family accepted several years ago, back when my grandfather passed away, that the coins were simple winks and hellos from another ripple. When Millie died it was common for us to find a pair of coins next to … [Read More...]

Social Ambassador for Social Good

having a seat at the table

I was recently invited to be a Social Influencer for Social Good for Johnson & Johnson. When they first reached out to me I thought it sounded like a lovely idea, but I didn't really want to be in some massive group of people. I like to get more involved. … [Read More...]

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