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Prayers for Paris…and Beirut…and Us All

I was going to write about hospice today, but it doesn’t seem right to not acknowledge the horror that took place in Paris last night. If you haven’t heard, ISIS is claiming responsibility for the seven reported attacks that occurred throughout the City of Love. French President Hollande has characterized it as an act of…

Technical Difficulties…and Happy Birthday to My Husband

Aaaaand we’re back! After a week of technical difficulties, the site is back up. As someone who feels anything but techie, it probably took me way longer than needed to get things back up and running, but such is life. I’ve also received some comments about this WordPress theme probably not being the best fit…

In Gratitude for My Husband’s Friends

My husband’s best friend got married today. It was a beautiful wedding on a beautiful day to a beautiful woman. My husband would be thrilled. After all, he’d been asking for years when his friend was going to “put a ring on it.” But my husband couldn’t be there. He’s a little tied up in…

The Week Ahead: What’s On Tap

Even though I don’t think anyone is reading here yet (if I’m wrong: hello!), I am all about using public accountability to get things done. Here’s how the week ahead should look for me: Things I Need to Do 7 articles have hard deadlines this week. 1 child has a marching band competition. 5 of…

Why You Won’t Find My Husband Online

As a writer (you’ll find me at U.S. News, Money Talks News and Money-Rates among others), I’m not ashamed to say I Google myself quite regularly. I’m not too particularly interested in what people are saying about me; I’m more concerned with who might be illegally copying articles to their site. (As an aside, I…

Two is a Magic Number

As I entered into my second year of this new, forced life, I am somewhat optimistic that this year will be the one in which I hit my stride. During my introductory year of widowhood, I spent most of my time in the fog. Or, as Sheryl Sandberg puts it in her eloquent reflection on…