Without Heather

Tonight I will meet friends at Heather Lowell’s house. Heather doesn’t live there anymore. She was taken from us after a long battle with breast cancer, on November 30th. But tonight, close to what would have been her forty-second birthday, her many friends will gather with her four young daughters to remember this amazing, vibrant woman. Heather … More Without Heather

At a Loss for Words

Aphasia  from ancient Greek ἀφασία (ἄφατος, ἀ- + φημί), “speechlessness”[1]) is an impairment of language ability. This class of language disorder ranges from having difficulty remembering words to being completely unable to speak, read, or write.  ~ Wikipedia My first migraine occurred at age seven. Sobbing made it worse, so I was still, for days. By fourteen migraine … More At a Loss for Words

While it Lasts

This has been a most interesting week. My book Heart Warriors, A Family Faces Congenital Heart Disease went on sale Wednesday for $1.99, and by the end of the day my book was in the top 15 of all kindle biography and memoir titles. Then the next day came and I expected the rank to … More While it Lasts

Love Your Library and Your Heart Community

As we reach the pinnacle of thankfulness and begin our roller coaster drop into 2014 beginning with Black Friday, I’m asking you to give the gift of  Heart Warriors: A Family Faces Congenital Heart Disease  to your community by requesting it from your local library. You can find your closest library through this link: http://www.publiclibraries.com/More Love Your Library and Your Heart Community

Day 31: So Proud

The kids and I went trick-or-treating tonight while Jim (he’s battling a cold) handed out candy.  It was an evening of irony. Liam was being such a pain in the rear about cleaning his room, wearing his costume, and generally being a nice family member, that he was facing the potential loss of Halloween.  Then … More Day 31: So Proud

Day Ten: Post 200!!!

For my 200th post I revisited the other 199.  Below are some of my  favorite blog posts from the two and a half  years and why they are my favorite. I hope if you’re reading this for the ebook give-away that you will follow the blog and/or Facebook page/twitter feed and continue to read future … More Day Ten: Post 200!!!

Day Nine: Writing to Sell – Cleaning Up Emotional Vomit

When I was in kindergarten there were two lactose intolerant children named Brett and Tammy.  Unfortunately, I started kindergarten in 1979, when lactose intolerance was less believable than demonic possession, at least at my school.  So poor Brett and Tammy were forced every morning to drink their milk.  Then, every morning, Brett or Tammy or … More Day Nine: Writing to Sell – Cleaning Up Emotional Vomit